Today we have been informed by Ofsted that an Inspection will take place in Abbeyfield School over the next two days. This is an important event for the school community. Staff and students will have the opportunity to speak to the Inspection team during this period, but Ofsted are very keen to hear the views of parents and carers of all students.
I would strongly encourage you to read the letter below and use the link to complete the online survey. In addition, if you would like to read
or download the Parents' Guide to Ofsted inspections, please click here. Hard copies will be available in School Reception upon request.
I will keep you informed of all details about the Inspection at the appropriate time.
Inspection of Abbeyfield School by Ofsted
We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 2–3 July 2014. The lead inspector will be Ian McNeilly. We
are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the
school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this
letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an
Your views about the
school are important to us
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school
(including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell
us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent
View, at: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of
your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of
teaching, dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The inspectors will use
the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school.
To register your views, you will need to provide your email address,
which will be held securely. It will not be used for any
purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor
Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.
Please complete the online survey by 11am on 2 July 2014 as this
will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we
will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection.
Should you wish to provide written comments these should be sent to the school
in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.
Speaking to an inspector
If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to
speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the
school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak
to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the
necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may
have to pass the information we receive
to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 0121 6799169. Inspectors will be pleased to
receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils
or settle disputes between you and the school.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.
As well as completing the
survey, you can use Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at any time during the
school year to give Ofsted your opinion of your child’s school. You can also
use Parent View to see survey results for schools across England. Visit www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk,
or look for the link on the main Ofsted website: www.ofsted.gov.uk