What The Inspectors Said

March 2019

 

  • ​Early years provision - Outstanding

  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare - Outstanding

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management - Outstanding

  • The headteacher is an inspirational leader. She has high expectations and a clear vision for the school.

  • Subject leaders are highly ambitious for pupils. They have excellent subject knowledge and use this to ensure that teaching is high quality.

  • Children in the early years thrive in an exceptionally well-run setting. Through highly effective teaching, they make outstanding progress.

  • Excellent arrangements for supporting vulnerable pupils ensure that they thrive and flourish in school.

  • Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable because the expectations of all staff are high. Pupils’ well developed vocabulary and speaking skills enable them to express their thoughts clearly and to appreciate each other’s points of view.

  • Staff are highly skilled in providing pupils with a warm and caring environment that greatly supports their personal development and mental well-being.

  • Pupils enjoy a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum.

  • A sense of teamwork permeates the school. Pupils, parents, staff and governors are a united team and are proud of their school.

  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive high-quality support. The special educational needs coordinator (SENCo), meets the needs of all identified pupils through thorough assessments and comprehensive plans.

  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The level of care and consideration for pupils’ safety is exceptionally strong.

  • Strong relationships between staff and pupils mean that pupils work hard and want to do well. Pupils get excited about their learning and work happily together.

  • Reading is high profile throughout the school and is also reinforced during non-formal activities such as at Breakfast Club, where adults listen to pupils read.

  • The teaching of the wider curriculum, including music, physical education, art and history, is of a high quality.

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