Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is both independent and impartial. By law it must inspect schools with the aim of providing information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account.
Some key points taken from our most recent report dated 28th February and 1st March 2023:
- Pupils, staff, parents and carers agree that Haytor View School is a happy place to learn. Pupils feel respected as individuals.
- Strong relationships feature throughout the school. Pupils behave well. They feel safe, valued and able to voice their opinions.
- Parents consider the school to be a nurturing and caring environment. ‘Leaders have an unwavering commitment to the well-being of every child’, was a comment from parent.
- Pupils’ personal development is at the heart of leaders’ work. Parents say that leaders go ‘above and beyond’ to meet pupils’ social and emotional needs.
- ‘Everybody belongs here’, was a comment from a pupil. Pupils understand equality to be everyone getting what they need, rather than everyone getting the same.
- Children get off to a strong start in the early years because learning is well organised. The learning environment is calm and purposeful. All adults set high expectations for how children will conduct themselves.
Each year the Department for Education publishes data that provides parents with an insight into recent performance to support awareness and decision making when choosing a school.