I am writing to let you know that we will be welcoming a seconded Ofsted Inspector from HMI to Wessex for a monitoring visit tomorrow, 30th September. We were informed of the visit on Friday afternoon.
A monitoring visit is designed to appraise the school’s work since our inspection in June and to make a judgement about whether we are well placed to address the areas for improvement identified in our report and move from Requiring Improvement to Good (and beyond). The visit involves one inspector and will comprise of meetings with myself, school governors and key members of staff. There will also be a ‘learning walk’ of the school, during which the inspector will view the learning taking place, talk to children, look at some work and get a feel for the environment and ethos of the school.
We have worked incredibly hard since our last visit in June and I am excited to show our inspector the breadth and quality of the education your children receive on a daily basis. The visit itself, informed by the amazing results we achieved at the end of last term in every single area and in every single key stage, is our opportunity to show ourselves off at our very best.
There will not be the opportunity to complete a ‘Parent View’ on this occasion, but if you would like to make a comment or share your opinion of the school with our visiting inspector, please do so by e-mailing or dropping a letter into the school office tomorrow morning. There will be a box in the Atrium labelled for this purpose.
I know that every member of staff is ready and looking forward to showing every aspect of Wessex at its best, so please play your part. Smart children arriving on time and ready to learn is our usual expectation, so please make sure Tuesday is a positive reflection on how we work as a school – I know that the children will shine in terms of their enthusiasm and attitude as this is also what they do every day.
Of course please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Mr Nick Stevens