Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted regulate and inspect schools and colleges to seek improvement in the service. They carry out large number of inspections and regulatory visits in England and publish their finding on their website.
View the St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Dipton latest Ofsted report. It is worth noting that, as we became an academy, part of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust on 1/5/21, this report will say the school closed 30/4/21. This reference reflects the change in status of St Patrick’s from voluntary aided school to an academy.
Department for Education
Many parents are keen to see how we are performing in relation to other schools.
The Department for Education (DfE) Performance Tables provide a reliable and accessible source of comparative information on pupil attainment and progress, absence, workforce and finance. You can find the School Performance Tables from the DfE by clicking the link below.
View the St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Dipton performance tables.
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
Our latest report can be viewed or downloaded by clicking the PDF link below. Alternatively you can view the report on the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle website.
School Priorities 2021 – 2022
Every year, each school formulates a School Improvement Plan which sets priorities for the following year.
At St Patrick’s, we are constantly looking to build on excellent practice to improve pupil outcomes. This plan helps us continually improve our performance in key areas. This detailed document is put together after discussion across our school community.
Ensure that school has a robust and consistent approach to reading and the teaching of phonics in light of new DfE guidelines.
• Whole school training delivered so there is a shared understanding/consistency (fidelity) regarding school programme for phonics;
• Further bespoke training/coaching for staff as appropriate throughout the year;
• Teaching and intervention – focus of keep up rather than catch up (reflected in the on-going regular tracking of pupil progress + summative termly assessments);
• Interventions reflect specific issues e.g. fluency/comprehension/vocabulary;
• Swift referral to SENDCO/external services for advice/support if pupils demonstrate more specific difficulties/fail to thrive;
• Reading policy updated and shared with parents via website;
• Parent information – bespoke teacher videos/tips shared with parents.
Miss E Parry staff lead
Mrs Plunkett and Mrs Walker governor leads
Robustly implement the requirements of the new Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum to enable the best possible pupil outcomes from individual starting points.
• Implement new baseline;
• Ensure careful tracking of all pupils across the foundation stage profile;
• Personalise intervention – including the use of on-going structured conversations with parents;
• Develop positive home/school links through parent sessions which focus on key aspects of EYFS curriculum – (help parents – help pupils);
• Sharing good practice through involvement in a network of local schools.
Mrs K Bajrami staff lead
Mrs Carlyon and Mr Lawrence governor leads
Appropriately plan, deliver and monitor a wide range of interventions to optimise pupil progress across all year groups.
• Ensure all pupils with SEND are receiving adequate support in line with their provision map in order to show good progress from starting points– SENDCO to monitor. Adjustments made as appropriate;
• Ensure all pupils in receipt of pupil premium (PP) are making good progress from starting points– PP lead to monitor. Adjustments made as appropriate;
• The needs of those pupils in each class identified as requiring additional support are being addressed – through on-going tracking/peer coaching/key stage reviews;
• Class timetables highlight phonics/homework interventions. Ensure this is happening consistently across school;
• Ensure counselling intervention is targeted appropriately and a good level of communication is maintained between home and school;
• Where staffing allows, incorporate before school/after school/lunchtime interventions.
Mrs L Gardner staff lead
Mrs Brotherston and Mrs Dooley governor leads
On-going areas to monitor:
• Ensure all pupils have access to a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum in order to extend their wide range of knowledge and skills;
• Ensure our curriculum represent diversity in terms of curriculum content and available resources in school.
• Maintain our commitment to developing Forest School and outdoor learning opportunities to enhance our curriculum.
• Ensure window replacement and external repairs are completed.
• Explore all possibilities/funding streams to enable school to erect perimeter fence around school field
• Explore development of nursery provision
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Dipton offer childcare provision. Full details of the provision provided can be found in our Childcare Provision section of our website.
Check School Performance Tables
You can use performance tables (sometimes known as league tables) to compare schools and colleges in your area. You can check:
- exam and test results
- financial information
- Ofsted reports
You can only see statistics for schools and colleges in England.