Indicators Improved: 20
Where improvements happened: Leadership and management, the core subjects, learning skills, teaching and assessment.
Almost all stakeholders, now share a common vision resulting in many aspects of provision now operating better. Middle leaders have contributed significantly to the improvements through effective use of data, especially in English, mathematics and science.
The school knows its strengths and areas for development well. Through focused training, comprehensive improvement planning and accountability, teaching and learning has improved. Recommendations from the previous report have been effectively addressed. However, teacher appraisal is not consistent nor accurate in Arabic as an additional language.
Partnerships with parents has improved. Strong organisational capacity and the expanding deployment of parent representatives is establishing trust. Consequently, parental expectation is now more closely aligned with that of the school. Productive partnerships have been built by Friends of Springdale School (FOSS) with other schools.
Governors, now representative of all stakeholders, willingly take responsibility for the challenges faced in improving teaching. They engage successfully with the community, listening to all views and hold leadership to account for improved outcomes for students. As a result, their influence on school performance is stronger.
Springdales has only had three inspections to date, but each one has been a tumultuous affair. Scoring a Good rating on its first inspection, it then lost this last year, only to secure another Good rating this cycle. We hope and feel the school's leadership team has a clear plan going forward. If we're proven right, Springdales will only be looking upwards.