Inspection of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Greenwich SE10 9AN - April 2023
St Joseph’s had a 2-day, graded full Section 5 Ofsted inspection in April 2023. The report is now available below.
I am delighted to confirm that St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School has maintained its ‘Good’ status.
The inspection was diligent and professionally undertaken with a very detailed and rigorous process, and I am very pleased that this is acknowledged. We were open and transparent around all aspects of school life and had much evidence to support the process. The outcomes match the criteria for a ‘Good School’, and all should be proud of this achievement. I would like to thank all those who took part in the inspection.
‘Good’ is a benchmark that is high under the current Ofsted framework. We are very pleased that the hard work undertaken by all in the school community has been recognised, including the systems in place, the reflective and driven nature of staff & governors, the commitment of the pupils and the rate at which the school makes progress, beyond that seen nationally.
The report itself is very detailed and highlights the many elements of good provision at St Joseph’s Primary School including that ‘…Leaders and staff are aspirational for all pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)’ and ‘…Pupils are happy and enjoy school. This is because there are warm and caring relationships between adults and pupils.’ Inspectors also identified next steps needed to take the school forward. What is very satisfying is that all the areas listed were within the development plan prior to the inspection and were already at action stages.
I do hope that you take the time to read the inspection report in full, as it represents a school that is not only good, but one that aims to improve further, and always with the children at the heart of its work.
I am particularly pleased that Ofsted recognised the journey the school is on, which is to continue to improve, providing the best education we can for the children.
Click here to view the full reportSection 48 Inspection Report