Leytonstone School Now Officially Good!

04 July 2016

We are delighted to announce that Leytonstone school is now officially good. The school was inspected on 15th and 16th June and the inspectors found us good in all categories.

Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for pupils Good

Some of the key highlights of the report include:

1.    Pupils are courteous towards their peers and staff, and help to maintain a calm and well-respected school environment. They are polite and engaging and a delight to talk with.

2.    Pupils make good progress in most subjects, including English, mathematics and science. This is a result of improvements made to teaching

3.     Teachers know their subjects well. They make thorough use of assessment to plan challenging and interesting work for pupils.

4.     Disadvantaged pupils are making more progress than they were, especially in English and mathematics. The gaps in achievement between these and other pupils are narrowing rapidly.

5.    Pupil premium funding has been used well and has led to significant closing of achievement gaps.

6.     Pupils are offered a wide range of clubs and activities. The younger pupils particularly enjoy attending these additional activities, which add an extra dimension to their enjoyment of school.

7.     Relationships between teachers and pupils are positive. Pupils respect their teachers and engage well in their learning. Teachers reflect on their own effectiveness and are keen to develop their practice.

8.     Teachers have access to up-to-date information on pupils’ current levels of achievement. In nearly all cases, they use this information effectively in their planning and their classroom teaching to encourage and support pupils to do as well as they can.

9.     The school has an explicit focus on tolerance of and respect for those in the school community and from other faiths and cultures.

10.  The quality of marking has improved since the last inspection. Teachers follow the school’s policy on giving feedback to pupils on their work.

Click here to see the full report: Leytonstone School – Published Report 2016