As many of you will be aware, South Shore Academy is visited termly by Her Majesty’s Inspectors to monitor its journey of improvement. On the 17/18th January last term, we received our 4th monitoring visit, which like the previous three, was a great success and there was much to celebrate as well as some crucial areas for further development.
Please click on the below link to view the Ofsted report in full.
At South Shore Academy, we want to hear what parents and carers think of our progress, which is why we canvas your opinions at all of our events in school such as Report Evenings etc. In addition to our internal systems however, Ofsted have their own online system. Parent View gives parents and carers the chance to tell Ofsted what they think about their child’s school. Tell them what you think here:
Why does Ofsted inspect schools?
Ofsted inspects schools to provide information to parents and carers, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. School inspections are required by law. Ofsted provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools, and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.
When do inspections happen and how long do they last?
A school that was judged to be outstanding at its last inspection is ‘exempt’ from routine inspection. Ofsted will not normally inspect ‘exempt’ schools unless they have a concern about their performance. Ofsted will also carry out an annual assessment of an ‘exempt’ school’s performance (from the third year after the school’s last inspection) to determine whether an inspection might be necessary.
Read the Ofsted parental guide to school inspections here: