Ofsted and the DfE

Understanding Ofsted: What It Means for Our School Community

As part of our commitment to transparency and excellence, we want to share with you some important information about Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. As a regulatory body independent of our school, Ofsted plays a crucial role in ensuring quality education across England. Here’s what you need to know:

  • What Ofsted Does: Ofsted inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, including schools like ours. They also oversee those providing education and skills training for learners of all ages.
  • Regular Inspections: Ofsted conducts hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England every week. These evaluations ensure that educational institutions adhere to established standards of quality and excellence.
  • Public Reporting: The results of Ofsted’s inspections are made publicly available on their website. You can view our school’s inspection report or others by visiting the Find an inspection report page.
  • Focus on Improvement: If Ofsted identifies areas where a provider is not meeting the required standards, they actively work with that institution to promote improvement. This includes monitoring progress and sharing best practices found across the educational landscape.

What Ofsted’s Work Means for Our School:

Ofsted’s inspections and evaluations are vital to maintaining the quality of education in our school. Their independent assessments provide both accountability and opportunities for growth. By cooperating with Ofsted, we ensure that our school continues to offer the best possible education and care for our students.

Should you have any questions or concerns about Ofsted’s role or our school’s relationship with this important organization, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to support you and your child in every way we can.

What Ofsted said about us

“Achievement is good as all pupils make good progress from very low starting points.”

“The senior leadership team has worked hard with the local authority to improve teaching to consistently good. Aspects of outstanding teaching are steadily increasing.”

“Pupils have a positive attitude to learning and behaviour across the school is good. Pupils enjoy their learning and gain confidence and self-esteem in all they do.”

“Parents rightly feel this is a good school and that pupils’ behaviour is good.”

“The work the school does to keep the pupils safe and secure is good. The staff, pupils and parents all feel it is a safe place to learn and work.“

How did we get on?

We were inspected in March 2023 and you can read the report below.

Ofsted Report 2023

Tettenhall Wood School on Ofsted

For more information and a link to Aldersley High School on the Ofsted website you can click on the link below.

Our page on Ofsted

DFE Performance Tables

For the full data sheet you can read about us on the Department for Education website.

Tettenhall Wood’s Performance Tables

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. If your child is at a boarding or a residential special school, it also asks for your opinion on five aspects of your child’s boarding or welfare.

You can read about us and give your views by clicking on the Parent View logo above.

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