Isle of Wight Ofsted report

OnTheWight reports on each and every Ofsted report on Isle of Wight schools as soon as it’s published.

Isle of Wight primary school remains ‘Good’ say Ofsted

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One parent commented, "‘I feel that Barton has improved immensely over the past five years or so... my child is doing very well in all areas of their education... I would recommend the school to any of my friends and family."

Friday, 14th June, 2019 8:43am

By Sally Perry

Inadequate Isle of Wight school sees another visit from Ofsted

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This is the first visit by Ofsted since they rated the school as Inadequate after last summer's inspection.

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 2:25pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight primary school going in the right direction after lack of leadership, say Ofsted

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Morale is high at the school where the headteacher has stemmed a deterioration in performance to get the school back on track.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 8:10am

By Carla Bradshaw

Former UKIP cllr says ‘botched’ school reorg directly led to ‘disappointing’ school league table results

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Former Isle of Wight UKIP councillor says he has no doubt that the most recent GCSE and A-Level results come as a direct result of the "failed policy” of school reorganisation from three tiers to two.

Friday, 1st February, 2019 4:02pm

By Daryll Pitcher with 2 readers' comments

Positive steps forward for secondary school ‘requiring improvement’

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The leadership and teachers have worked hard to help the school become a happier and more cohesive community, with shared higher expectations of what pupils can achieve and how they behave, says the Ofsted inspector.

Friday, 18th January, 2019 11:44am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council’s children’s social care services: Inadequate to Good in six years

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After being rated Inadequate by Ofsted in 2012 the government insisted IWC partner with another authority's Children's Services and after teaming up with Hampshire, five year's later the IWC's social care service is now rated as Good.

Monday, 7th January, 2019 12:05pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight nursery rated Outstanding by Ofsted

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The Ofsted inspection found the manager and senior leadership team of this Isle of Wight nursery have a shared vision for excellence and are constantly seeking ways to improve. Read the full report here.

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019 12:08pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight schools in bottom 20, with SEND crisis ‘catastrophic for children’ say union

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Ofsted's South East Director said schools like Cowes Enterprise College have managed to turn themselves around, but the Island is still not doing well enough for children who need extra support, such those on free school meals and those with special educational needs.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 11:54am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Isle of Wight primary school criticised by Ofsted

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The inspector said teaching was not good enough and ‘confused’ pupils did not make enough progress, but the Executive Headteacher said that staff and pupils had worked extremely hard and the inspectors recognised the strengths in the school.

Thursday, 6th December, 2018 8:57am

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

Cowes Enterprise features in Ofsted Annual Report for ‘best practice’

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The once-troubled, but now thriving Cowes Enterprise College is one of a handful of best practice case studies featured in Ofsted’s latest annual report.

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10:31am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Notable improvements at Isle of Wight primary school boosts Ofsted ranking

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The improvements at this primary school were found by the Ofsted inspector to be notable and despite facing numerous challenges, the headteacher’s resolve to improve the school had not wavered.

Monday, 3rd December, 2018 3:09pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

Ofsted inspection finds Isle of Wight school Good

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The school had a short inspection at the end of July, and the inspector found priorities for improvement — including addressing a decline in overall performance and a ‘sharp drop’ in progress and attainment in writing.

Monday, 8th October, 2018 2:01pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter