Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. It reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial. Ofsted is responsible for the inspection and regulation of services that care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Perins was last inspected during a one day ‘Section 8’ (short) inspection on the 31st January 2017, where the school retained it’s ‘good’ rating praising the high quality teaching and leadership and outstanding student body.
“Parents describe the school as ‘a fantastic school – well led and the children strive to be successful with wonderful support’.” Ofsted 2017
Short inspections last one day and the inspectors start from the presumption that the school remains ‘good’. The evidence gathered during an inspection helps to confirm if the school remains ‘good’ for overall effectiveness. If inspectors conducting a short inspection believe that evidence suggests that the school’s inspection judgement might change to ‘outstanding’, ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’, they will trigger a two-day full inspection in order to collect more evidence and make a judgement. Schools judged ‘good’ following a short inspection receive a letter confirming that the school remains ‘good’. Schools that have a full inspection will receive a longer inspection report.
Given the nature of the new ‘Section 8’ for schools that were ‘good’ in the last inspection, the format of the report is that of a letter to the Headteacher. The starting point is whether the school has adequate procedures for safeguarding the students and whether the quality of education is still at least ‘good’.
Please click here to view the full letter report on the Ofsted website, alternatively it can be downloaded below as a pdf.
Ofsted are keen to hear parents’ opinion of the school. Parents can answer a questionnaire on Ofsted’s ‘Parent View’ website, which can be accessed by clicking on the link below.