In February 2023 we had a Challenge Partners Review for 3 days.
They found many positives about the school and helped us to identify some "Even Better If" targets to make sure we are providing the very best education for our children.
Please read the full report and our positive comments poster.
We are very proud of this report and all our staff and children.
Challenge Partners Review Report
We had a visit from OFSTED in June 2023.
Please click on the link above to read the full report but here are some of the comments by the lead inspector that we are most proud of.
What children think about the school...
Pupils enjoy school and are proud to be ‘Muschampions’
Pupils are safe and feel safe. They are confident to speak with adults if they have any worries, confident that their concerns will be addressed.
Leaders have designed a broad and interesting curriculum. They have identified some of the key ideas they want pupils to learn and the order in which this should happen.
Inclusivity/ SEN and our Base
There are effective processes in place for identifying pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Leaders work closely with external agencies to ensure that appropriate advice and guidance are available to teachers. Pupils who attend the Language Opportunity Base receive high-quality tailored support.
Reading, Spelling and Phonics...
Leaders prioritise early reading. Children start to learn to read as soon as they join Reception. Reading books are well matched to pupils’ phonics knowledge.
Leaders ensure that safeguarding is a key priority. They provide regular training, including updates on local risks. This helps staff to identify and report any concerns they may have appropriately. Leaders act swiftly when concerns are raised, working closely with outside agencies to support pupils and their families.
Pupils at Muschamp behave well and get along with one another. They focus on their learning and want to achieve their best. From the start of early years, pupils’ interactions with peers and other adults around the school are courteous and respectful. Bullying incidents are rare.
A note from the Head Teacher about the report...
As you will see, this is not the outcome that we wanted or expected for our school.
The report recognises our commitment to ensuring our Muschampions have strong core skills in English and maths, self-confidence, feel safe at school, behave well and get along with each other whilst also recognising that we still have work to do, post pandemic, in some areas of the foundation curriculum. The foundation curriculum covers PE, music, art, DT, computing, history, geography and Spanish.
The report recognises that, as a school, we prioritise early reading meaning that all our children are ready to access the curriculum and become lifelong learners. Inspectors praised the work in maths, commenting that sitting in year 6 maths was as challenging as being in a secondary school lesson! This is reflected in our Year 1 Phonic screening outcomes, in key stage 1 SATS outcomes and key stage 2 SATs results where our children achieve above national averages.
At Muschamp we are proud of our children and our passion to develop the whole child whilst ensuring that they are ready for secondary transition and the experience of subject specific teaching.
We have already started work on the action points from our inspection report; looking to change some areas of the foundation curriculum to ensure children can recall knowledge and facts and use subject specific vocabulary to articulate their learning more clearly. Subject leaders and class teachers will be working closely with our partner schools and external advisors to develop their subject specific pedagogy. As senior leaders we will be working closely with our committed Governors to ensure that they have all the information that they need to closely monitor progress within the foundation curriculum.
Our results this year are very positive and are above national average in all areas for KS2 SATS. These are results we are very proud of.
Y1 Phonics Screening check Summer 2023 : 90% met the expected threshold
SATS performance data end of KS1 2022- 2023
At the expected standard
Above the expected standard
SATS performance data end of KS2 2022- 2023
Muschamp At the expected standard
National average at expected standard
Muschamp Above the expected standard
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Combined reading, writing and maths