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Rated Good by Ofsted October 2013 & February 2017

Here are some extracts from the most recent report which demonstrate the high quality education that New Invention Junior School provides

  • The school is welcoming. Pupils’ interests are stimulated by the exceptionally high quality and immaculate learning environment. This reflects leaders’ expectations of high standards and close attention to detail. Classrooms are calm, orderly and purposeful places, where pupils work hard and behave well.
  • Since the last inspection, you and your staff team have worked with energy and determination to secure improvements across the school. You are rightly very proud of the school’s many strengths.
  • Pupils are at the heart of everything the school does. There is a strong culture of ambition and aspiration for pupils, which inspires pupils to achieve their best and have high expectations of their future.
  • The staff team works together effectively, constantly striving for excellence, and staff are keen to do their very best for the pupils in their care.
  • Presentation in all pupils’ workbooks demonstrates their pride in their work. They enjoy coming to school and say that the teachers make learning interesting and fun.
  • Parents value the caring ethos of the school. One parent said: ‘The positive professional relationship that both my children have developed with their teachers has supported their learning and both of them are excited each morning to go to school. As a parent I couldn’t wish for any more.’
  • Governors know the school well. They recognise the improvements you have implemented since the last inspection and believe the school’s performance has been considerably strengthened in that time.
  • Staff are very active in their pursuit to tackle attendance that falls below an acceptable level. Individual pupils’ attendance is closely monitored and poor attendance is challenged. There are some parents who do not agree with the school’s focus on improving attendance. However, you and your staff have continually sought ways of engaging with those families who are the hardest to convince that frequent attendance is essential. As a result, there has been a dramatic improvement in rates of attendance across the school and the percentage of pupils with persistent absence has also dropped significantly. It is now well below the national average.

Have a look at our OFSTED reports on the address below.


Parent View

Share your feedback with OFSTED’s Parent View website at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/. You can view our results at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/parent-view-results/survey/result/3137/current