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Self-Evaluation Headlines September 2019

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Outcomes for Learners


Ofsted Judged



‘Achievement is good because the majority make expected or better progress’ – Ofsted 2015


  • 100% GCSE passes at L1 and L2 in summer 2019. All gained English, maths and science GCSE outcomes.
  • Y12/13 gained additional GCSE outcomes and re-sit passes.
  • 65 subjects at GCSE passed.  1 BTEC & 2 NCFE passes in vocational subjects.
  • • Almost all learners on track across all year groups to make at least strong or better progress in English for 2019.
  • More than half are making strong or better progress in science.
  • More than half are making strong or better progress in mathematics.
  • The majority of the Pupil Premium group have made strong progress.
  • Our Looked After Children are making exceptional progress.


‘Good achievement is demonstrated in KS3 & 4’ Ofsted 2015



Teaching, Learning & Assessment



Ofsted Judged



‘The quality of teaching is never less than good and increasingly outstanding’ – Ofsted 2015


  • Positive learning culture with well-formed relationships between teachers and learners.
  • Lessons are well planned and differentiated to meet individual learner need.
  • Teachers have high expectations and aspirations for all learners.
  • The climate for learning is excellent.
  • The school promotes a culture of self-reflection and high quality continued professional development.
  • Excellent relationships. between learners and staff.
  • Parent/Carer feedback surveys with high satisfaction 2019 survey.
  • Excellent DAP school to school review February 2019
  • Robust experiential learning supports well deeper acquisition of knowledge.


‘Leaners attitudes to learning and their behaviour is outstanding’’ Ofsted 2015

Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare



Ofsted Judged



‘Behaviour of students is outstanding and is a major contributor to learning’ - Ofsted 2015


  • The school’s multi-agency relationships are its strength.
  • The school’s responsibility to child protection is a priority
  • Learner voice is valued and encouraged.
  • The school has clear pathways for learners to share views and discuss concerns and any worries.
  • Learner survey highly satisfactory 2019
  • Working towards becoming a ‘Nurturing School’ Award
  • Attendance is excellent at 94%.
  • Talking, relaxation and physical therapies and parent/carer support available on site.
  • Two qualified ‘Attachment Leads’ on site for advice, training and support.




‘The schools work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding’ Ofsted 2015

Leadership & Management


Ofsted Judged



‘Governance of the school is of a very high standard.  The governing body support and challenge senior leaders very well’ – Ofsted 2015


  • School leaders are highly ambitious, innovative and hold dear high expectations.
  • The school uses progress data, lesson observations, learning walks, work scrutiny and learner feedback to inform judgements and targets.
  • Senior leaders have a sound understanding of the school, learners and the direction of travel.
  • The senior leadership team have extensive experience of supporting children with emotional, social and mental health difficulties.
  • Senior leaders challenge barriers to learning and seek innovative ways to overcome obstacles to success.
  • Good range of CPD and training schedule in school.


‘The governance of the school is of a very high standard’ Ofsted 2015’

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural



‘The development of student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural attributes is a priority’ – Ofsted 2015


  • The school offers extensive opportunities to develop citizenship, exploring rights and responsibilities and what makes a ‘good citizen’.
  • School Council
  • Restorative Justice
  • Thematic Days/STEM
  • Guests/Visitors
  • ‘British Values’
  • Citizenship/RE/RSE
  • Trips and visits
  • Fund raising
  • Social Enterprise
  • Daily assemblies
  • Weekly celebrations
  • Therapeutic Offer
  • Learner reviews
  • Work experience
  • ‘Trustie’ scheme
  • Active music dept.
  • Music recitals
  • Extensive sport
  • Outdoor education
  • Residential
  • Swimming
  • • Staff and leaner bands
  • Clubs and activities & much more!



‘The development of SMSC is a priority Ofsted 2015’


Oastlers is a ‘Good’ School – Ofsted March 2015


Oastlers School:

Flockton Road,



West Yorkshire

Telephone: 01274 307 456

Email: office@oastlers.co.uk


Head Teacher: Lyndsey Brown


© Oastlers School 2019