A Halifax school remained ‘good’ as a result of its latest OFSTED inspection.
Warley Town School received an overall effectiveness of good for its achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
The report stated that children were found to make good progress, teaching and learning was good, teaching assistants work effectively, pupils behave well, attendance levels are high, and the curriculum is of a good standard.
OFSTED stated that the school is not yet an outstanding school because teachers do not consistently ensure that pupils work at the right level to help them learn, that they don’t always correct pupils’ misunderstandings ensuring they learn from their mistakes and that leaders and managers do not always make the best use of the range of information that they rigorously gather to gain a precise picture of the school’s performance.
The inspector observed eight lessons including parts of lessons. All teachers were observed at least once and one lesson was observed jointly with the headteacher.
The inspector met with staff, pupils, parents and members of the governing body plus a representative from the local authority.
The inspector reviewed work in pupils’ books, listened to pupils read and observed them moving around inside and outside the school at different times of the day while the school’s work was observed as a number of documents were considered including the school’s own evaluation of its performance, improvement plan and governors’ meetings minutes.