Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. They also inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people.
Ofsted’s role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students. Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online.
Ofsted report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial.
Saint Mary’s Catholic Voluntary Academy Inspection Report
The school environment is calm. Pupils behave well. Leaders celebrate excellent behaviour in many ways, including the ‘mover and shaker award’, ‘proud points’ and ‘star pupil awards’. Pupils are proud of their achievements when they receive one of these awards. Bullying is rare. Pupils say that if it does happen, teachers deal with it.
Parents and carers are extremely happy with the school. One parent, typical of many, said: ‘My son really enjoys his time at school and has been really supported by the staff. It is a caring school.’ – Ofsted December 2022