In March 2017 Trinity Oaks welcomed Ofsted to the school for the first time. As a new school we had a full 2 day Section 5 Inspection (click here to view the full report).
We are really pleased with the outcome and proud to be rated as a ‘Good School’ with 2 outstanding areas. The report is very positive and has confirmed what we knew about our new school. In under three years we have established firm foundations and we are now in an excellent position to build on this success as the school grows.
The report noted that the school’s work to promote personal development, behaviour and welfare was ‘Outstanding’. ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary’ and they ‘develop a passion for learning’ at Trinity Oaks. ‘Pupils embody the core values of friendship, respect, courage and thankfulness’ and ‘treat each other with kindness and respect’
Teaching, learning and assessment at the school is good with ‘rich and varied learning opportunities’ and lessons that ‘spark pupils’ natural curiosity’. Pupils at Trinity Oaks ‘develop a love of reading and writing because of the imaginative ways teachers enable them to learn’.
Early Years provision which includes the Acorns Nursery as well as the Reception class was graded as ‘Outstanding’. ‘The stunning Early Years setting provides a wonderful range of learning opportunities both in and outside the classroom’.
Throughout the report the inspector noted effective leadership with high expectations, a clear vision and strong Christian ethos.
In a short time the school has established its place in the heart of a growing community with an involved and supportive parent body. The report states that ‘Parents hold the school in high regard’. One parent stated ‘We love everything about this school. We are lucky to be a part of it’
As a Church of England School we will also be subject to a Church School Inspection.
It is of course important that the work of the school and its effectiveness is evaluated in the interim before formal inspection. This is a continual process and carried out by working closely with our Local Authority partners and advisors from the Southwark Diocese Board of Education.
As for all schools parents and carers are invited to visit the Ofsted Parent View website to record their views on different aspects of the school.