In November 2019 Northlands was judged to be a good school by OFSTED. 

To find out more about our strength and areas for development please visit the link below where you will find the full OFSTED report. 



November 2019 OFSTED area for development Actions taken by the school to address these 
"In some subjects, such as design and technology and music, the order of learning is not so well planned."
  • Creation of knowledge organisers for DT and music lessons: these allow pupils to remind themselves of skills learnt in previous lessons and years. 
  • All lessons and sequences of lessons follow a long term plan which ensures the order of learning is sequential and progressive. Subject leaders regularly monitor to check that subjects are demonstrating adequate progression throughout the school year groups.   
  • A greater degree of emphasis has been put on the whole-school curriculum and staff have had additional training and time to ensure subjects are well planned and delivered. 
"Governors should further develop their understanding of the whole curriculum."Governors take part in termly visits in which they hold subject leaders to account.