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Cavendish Close Junior School

Cavendish Close Junior School
Deborah Drive

phone: 01332 672338

headteacher: Mr Simon Field

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school holidays: via Derby council

313 pupils aged 7—10y mixed gender
360 pupils capacity: 87% full

180 boys 57%


130 girls 42%


Last updated: Sept. 15, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 438526, Northing: 337558
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 52.934, Longitude: -1.4283
Accepting pupils
7—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
July 2, 2014
Region › Const. › Ward
East Midlands › Derby North › Chaddesden
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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  1. 0.1 miles Cavendish Close Infant School DE214LY (343 pupils)
  2. 0.2 miles Lees Brook Community Sports College DE214QX
  3. 0.2 miles Lees Brook Community School DE214QX (1151 pupils)
  4. 0.3 miles Chaddesden Park Junior School DE216LF
  5. 0.3 miles Chaddesden Park Primary School DE216LF (397 pupils)
  6. 0.4 miles Morley Hall Preparatory School DE214QZ
  7. 0.6 miles St Alban's Catholic Primary School, Chaddesden, Derby DE216NU (341 pupils)
  8. 0.7 miles Cherry Tree Hill Junior School DE216WJ
  9. 0.8 miles Roe Farm Junior School DE214HG
  10. 0.8 miles Roe Farm Infant School DE214HG
  11. 0.8 miles Cherry Tree Hill Primary School DE216WL (521 pupils)
  12. 0.8 miles High View School and Technology Centre DE214ET
  13. 0.8 miles Parkview Primary School DE212RQ (263 pupils)
  14. 0.9 miles Breadsall Hill Top Infant & Nursery School DE214ET (233 pupils)
  15. 0.9 miles Roe Farm Primary School DE214HG (397 pupils)
  16. 1 mile Breadsall Hill Top Primary School DE214ET (226 pupils)
  17. 1 mile Meadow Farm Community Primary School DE216TZ (239 pupils)
  18. 1 mile Springfield Primary School DE217AB (175 pupils)
  19. 1 mile Da Vinci Community School DE214ET (550 pupils)
  20. 1.1 mile West Park School DE217BT
  21. 1.1 mile St Andrew's School DE214EW (95 pupils)
  22. 1.1 mile West Park School DE217BT (1241 pupils)
  23. 1.3 mile Beaufort Junior School DE216BT
  24. 1.3 mile Beaufort Infant School DE216BT

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15 October 2014
Simon Field
Cavendish Close Junior School
Deborah Drive
DE21 4RJ
Dear Mr Field

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Cavendish Close
Junior School

Following my visit to your school on 14 October 2014, I write on behalf of Her

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the

inspection findings. Thank you for the help you gave me and for the time you made
available to discuss the actions you are taking to improve the school since the most
recent section 5 inspection.
The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require
improvement following the section 5 inspection in July 2014. It was carried out
under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. At its previous inspection, the school was
also judged to require improvement.
Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring
improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection.


During the inspection, meetings were held with the headteacher and other senior
leaders, the Governing Body, members of the teaching staff, and a representative of
the local authority to discuss the action taken since the last inspection. I visited all
classrooms briefly and held discussions with some pupils. I looked at a sample of the

pupils’ exercise books and checked the school’s record of recruitment checks. The
school’s Post-Ofsted Action Plan was evaluated.

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A new headteacher took up post at the school at the beginning of this term.

Main findings

You have taken action quickly to increase the number of checks on the quality of the
work of the school. You have used the activities simultaneously to increase the level
of involvement by other leaders and managers in checking the work of the school,
for example, in lesson observations. The governing body has also increased its
activity to find out for itself what is happening at the school.
You have also used the opportunity provided by the activities to improve the

management of the teachers’ performance by identifying specific objectives

regarding their teaching practice. The feedback given to the teachers is helping
them to focus more on providing a range of work for the pupils designed to increase
the level of challenge for them. The teachers are better informed than previously
about the individual pupils and different groups within their classes and are using
the information to devise more-interesting learning activities.
You have clarified the expectations of the teachers regarding the marking of the

pupils’ work. Marking is now being done more consistently to the standard expected,

although there were differences apparent in the quality of marking, for example, in
numeracy, compared with literacy.
You are putting more emphasis on evaluating the impact of activities to support
pupils at risk of underachieving. You are making better use of data to check that
differences in the achievement of particular groups are decreasing. You have begun
to analyse how effectively you use the pupil premium (additional government
funding) to improve the achievement of the eligible pupils, but have not yet
arranged for the external review called for in the inspection report.
The school’s Post-Ofsted Action Plan focuses well on the areas for improvement from
the inspection. It proposes a range of suitable actions to tackle them, though over a
short period of time only. It does not set out clearly the arrangements for how the
school will check on progress in implementing the plan and in evaluating how
successful it has been, including what role will be played by the governing body.
Ofsted may carry out further visits and, where necessary, provide further support
and challenge to the school until its next section 5 inspection.

External support

The school has benefited from a productive relationship with its local authority
adviser, who has assisted, for example, in arranging for a link with another good
school and supported leaders and managers at the school in improving their use of

data about the pupils’ achievement. The school’s Post Ofsted Action Plan does not

make clear, however, how the school will use the full range of support available.

I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body, the Director of Children’s
Services for insert local authority name and as below.

Yours sincerely
Clive Moss

Her Majesty’s Inspector

Cc. Chair of the Governing Body
Cc. Local authority

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