Dodford First School


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Fockbury Road
B61 9AW
5 - 9
Community school
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The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in three classes: Reception, a mixed-age Years 1 and 2 class, and a mixed-age Years 3 and 4 class. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding is well below the national average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British background. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is twice the national average. The proportion of pupils who are supported by a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below that found nationally. Inspection report: Dodford First School, 13–14 December 2016 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection The inspector visited all classrooms at least twice to look at teaching and learning and talk to pupils about their work. In the majority of these visits, the inspector was accompanied by the headteacher. The inspector listened to readers, and looked at work in pupils’ books and on display around the school. The inspector attended a carol service rehearsal, a ‘fabulous finish’ presentation to parents and observed pupils at break and lunchtime. The inspector took account of the views of pupils in the online questionnaire and through formal and informal discussions with pupils. The inspector talked to parents at the start of the school day and examined the 29 responses to Ofsted’s Parent View and those of six members of staff who completed the online questionnaire. The inspector looked at a range of documents, including those on the school’s website, minutes of governing body meetings, the school self-evaluation, the school improvement plan, information on the progress and attainment of current pupils and documents relating to keeping children safe. The inspector met with the headteacher, curriculum leaders, the chair of governors and two other governors. A telephone conversation took place with the local authority school improvement partner who has been supporting the school. Inspection team Pamela Matty, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Dodford First School, 13–14 December 2016 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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"> Extremely small school, lacking in modern resources and abilities and skills of some teachers are highly questionable - steer clear.
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