“I think my brain will explode it I think any harder” – Key Stage 2 pupil.
We are delighted to share with you the outcome of our recent short OFSTED inspection, the inspector Liz Hayward spent the day meeting with members of the leadership team, visiting classrooms, speaking to children and looking at books and displays. The school continues to be good.
The school has a positive, orderly and friendly atmosphere.
Pupils are happy and caring towards each other.
Leaders have maintained the good quality education in the school since the last inspection.
Pupils make strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils make particularly strong progress in mathematics. As a result, many pupils reach the standard expected for their age.
Teachers expect pupils to complete their work to a high standard. As a restful, pupils generally make good progress.
Reading books are of a high quality and challenging. Pupils are enthusiastic about their reading. As a result, pupils’ inference and deduction skills are improving.
Teachers give pupils ‘digging deeper’ questions as well as ‘speed’ questions.
All adults ensure that children in Reception have many opportunities to make progress in writing through a range of activities, both indoors and outdoors. This ensures their writing is at a good standard for their age.
Our next steps:
To ensure teachers have consistently high expectations of the progress that all pupils can make, so that pupils’ progress in reading and writing continues to improve by the end of Year 6.
Strategies to improve pupils’ attendance are fully effective.
During our OFSTED inspection in March 2014 we were rated as a good school because ‘pupils learn well because they have very good relationships with teachers. They want to live up to the teachers’ high expectations’.
We are a good school because:
Attainment and progress at both key stages are good.
Pupils learn well because they have very good relationships with teachers. They want to live up to the teachers’ high expectations.
Teaching makes use of learning materials which excite pupils and help them to learn quickly.
Pupils feel safe. Pupils from different year groups play well with each other and look after each other.
Pupils have very good manners. They are welcoming to visitors, and are respectful to teachers and each other.
Leaders and managers are ambitious for the school. They have brought about improvements in teaching and achievement because they act very quickly to address any areas of weakness.
The governing body’s work has improved and is now good. Governors are very clear about what good or better teaching looks like