West End Primary School retained its overall rating of ‘Satisfactory’ in its recent inspection, with grades increasing in some individual categories and declining in others.
According to the Office of Education Standards inspection report, “The school had made satisfactory progress in addressing all the recommendations from the previous inspection report.”
Located on Cayman Brac, West End was also rated 'Satisfactory' in its previous inspection in January 2019.
Inspectors noted improved student achievement in Maths and improved student progress in Science.
They said, "The curriculum had improved, and the Early Years Curriculum in the Reception class successfully promoted children’s independent learning through exploration, movement, and sensory experience. It was an example of good practice for the rest of the school."
The school's rating on 'Assessment' declined to 'Weak'.
"Despite rigorous tracking and recording of individual students’ progress and detailed analysis by senior leaders, the information was not used effectively by teachers to influence classroom practice," inspectors said.
West End has 66 students on roll, and the Principal is Paul Samuel.
"The Principal was a strong leader, despite having been in the post a relatively short time. He had provided a sense of direction and a clear vision for the school. He had the full support of staff and parents. There was a strong commitment to the ethos and values of this small community school," according to the report.
"However, several initiatives had not yet been fully embedded, and the roles of senior and middle leaders and the impact of distributed leadership were still in the early stages of development."
Because the school was rated 'Satisfactory', it will not be inspected again until the next cycle beings in 2023.