'Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught well.' Read how good Doddi School is in our latest Ofsted report

Our recent Ofsted inspection was on the 24th and 25th September 2013. We were
visited by one inspector for the two days, who watched lessons, looked at our attainment
data and spoke with staff, pupils and parents. He judged the school to be good with the
behaviour and safety of pupils being outstanding. We feel his report is very positive and
acknowledges many of the good things we do as a school. Some of his comments were;
· Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught
· Teaching is consistently good with some that is outstanding.
· Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.

· Pupils are rightfully proud of their school

· Children receive a good start to their education within the Early Years Foundation
Stage. Teaching in the Reception class is highly effective.
· Teachers use questioning well and pupils responses reshape their work, enabling
them to make accelerated progress
· Pupils attitude to learning is outstanding
· Pupils are proud of their school with a real excitement to learn. There is a highly
positive ‘buzz’ around school.
· The curriculum is exciting and varied. It is well matched to pupil’s needs and reflects
the local environment well.
· In lessons pupils attitudes towards their work are exemplary, demonstrating their
love of learning and their thirst for knowledge. Around the school they are highly
respectful and considerate.
There is much in the report to be proud of and it reflects well on the strength of our team
here at Doddi and the fabulous pupils we have. I attach a copy for you to read.
The two areas for development are;
· To extend further the opportunities for those in Key Stage One to write (this was
already a focus for the school)
· To develop independent learning skills in our pupils.

Click here to view the latest Ofsted report

Click here to link to our page on the Ofsted website



We have received a letter from Ofsted stating that our inspection has been deferred further to an interim assessment which showed sustained performance.

Details below. or see attachment for the full letter.

In carrying out the interim assessment, we considered the following:

  • pupils’ attainment, including the attainment of significant groups of pupils with a focus on disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, and pupils’ attainment in core subjects
  • pupils’ progress, including the progress made by different groups of pupils
  • pupils’ attendance
  • any inspection visits carried out by Ofsted since the last routine inspection
  • qualifying complaints1 about the school referred to Ofsted by parents or carers
  • results from Parent View
  • any other significant issues brought to Ofsted’s attention, including from the relevant local authority.

I am pleased to inform you that our interim assessment shows that the school’s performance has been sustained and that we can defer its next full inspection.