Heathlands, like all schools, is subject to regular inspections by OFSTED. These inspections provide an
independent external evaluation of school effectiveness and a diagnosis of what to do to improve. The judgements are based on a range of evidence available to the inspectors and are evaluated against a national framework.
Heathlands was last inspected in January 2014 and, at that time was judged as 'good' under the January 2014 framework.
The under lying principle behind the framework is that ALL pupils have the right to good progress and attainment. The judgements made by the team validate our own school self evaluation that, at Heathlands our pupils do make at least good progress during their time with us.
The OFSTED report is attached for you to read. It clearly identifies the many areas of good practice within the school and the impact that these have on pupils' progress and attainment. We, at Heathlands, see the report as a true reflection of how far the school has come in the last few years and confirmation that we have identified where we need to go next.
If you would like to talk about any of the comments made in the report or find out more about OFSTED and the inspection framework, please do not hesitate in contacting the school.
Throughout their learning journey all pupils are tracked for attainment and progress. At Heathlands, assessments are both informal and formal. This information is used carefully by staff to ensure that individual learning needs are met.
At key points during their time at school, pupils are assessed using national tests. This information is published and is avaialable for all interested parties. The following link takes you to information published by the DfE.