Queen Emma was inspected by Ofsted in June 2017.
The inspectors particularly identified the following strengths of the school:
- The leadership team has maintained a good quality of education in the school.
- Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school’s support for their children.
- Pupils develop strong academic and social skills … They have very positive attitudes to learning.
- Queen Emma Primary is a very safe and happy place for pupils to learn and thrive.
- Pupils’ conduct around the school and in classrooms is very good… They are kind, welcoming and respectful of their peers and adults.
- Reading is also a particular strength of the school. Pupils… were unanimous in their love of reading.
- Parents wrote about the ‘extremely dedicated’ staff and the ‘fantastic management team’.
- Highly committed leadership, including that of governors, has ensured that the school’s focus on improvement does not waver.
They also identified the following development points, asking school leaders and governors to ensure that:
- Teachers continue to provide high-quality support to disadvantaged pupils, so that they make accelerated progress in all areas of the curriculum
- They continue to improve the attendance of disadvantaged pupils.
At Queen Emma’s previous Ofsted inspection in May 2013, the inspectors’ judgements were are follows:
|Overall Effectiveness||Achievement of Pupils||Quality of Teaching||Behaviour & Safety of Pupils||Leadership & Management|
|Good (2)||Good (2)||Good (2)||Outstanding (1)||Outstanding (1)|
More information about Ofsted may be found at www.ofsted.gov.uk