Oakham C of E school was subject to a full Ofsted inspection on 19th and 20th September and we are delighted to hear that the School has received a good judgement.
The school has worked in partnership with NAHT Aspire since January 2017 and Executive Head Teacher, Steve Cox has developed a leadership and wider school team that is truly focused on improving the school for the children. The positive changes and impact this has had are reflected in their Ofsted report with all areas now rated good. Some highlights from the report included:
‘The headteacher has a passion and determination to secure the best for every pupil. He leads by example and has used his understanding of his staff, effective teaching and learning and the community to convey a compelling culture of high expectations that is understood and valued by all.’
‘The headteacher has carefully used his prior experience, effective external advice and research to overhaul school systems and policies to drive rapid improvement. He has made sure that assessment and tracking of how well pupils are learning are closely linked to rigorous performance management of teachers and a range of appropriate training.’
‘Leaders have made a considerable investment in effective teaching materials to underpin a carefully designed curriculum for progress in English and mathematics. This has included a range of training which has been significant in rapidly improving teachers’ subject knowledge and ensuring that pupils have skills appropriate for their age. There is now a strong platform for further improvements.’