Our latest Ofsted Inspection was published in May 2022.
One of Her Majesty’s Inspectors conducted a monitoring visit of our school. They met our children, observed practice in every classroom, saw all the teachers teach, met with parents, our staff and governors.
If you are trying to decide which school to send your son or daughter to then please do not hesitate to come and visit to see the school in real life. We think that is the best way for you to make your mind up, that and talking to our children and parents who will give you an honest view of why they chose the school.
We urge you to read the whole report but here are some key parts:
Reading is a priority across the school.
A significant amount of time and money has been spent on improving provision. The new phonics programme, introduced this year, has established a consistent approach to the teaching of early reading.
Extensive and ongoing training has ensured that staff have the expertise they need to teach reading effectively. Consequently, many pupils can use their knowledge of letters and the sounds they make to read and write
You have introduced a new approach to the teaching of writing. This approach ensures that pupils have a clear process to follow when writing. This is supported by effective demonstrations from staff and discussions with pupils.
There are also more opportunities for pupils to apply what they have learned about writing across other areas of the curriculum. The writing pupils were producing in the Year 2 lesson I visited, was of a high standard.
The curriculum in mathematics is a strength of the school and has been in place longer than the other subjects.
The revised sequence ensures that key content is revisited more frequently to help pupils know and remember their learning.
Staff ensure they use a range of materials to help pupils understand key concepts, and pupils are increasingly able to explain their reasoning
Work on developing other areas of the curriculum has also been prioritised.
All subjects have a clear sequence of learning planned so that pupils build on what they have done before.
Staff clearly understand what they need to teach, as many subjects also have a set of key questions that direct the learning.
We know this isn’t the end. We are not finished and there is plenty more we want to improve.
Our school improvement plan is to
* increase the impact of leaders and managers, including governors, on pupils' achievement, particularly in writing and mathematics.
* improve the quality of teaching so that pupils make better progress.
* ensure that school leaders act promptly to share the best practice they identify and challenge areas of inconsistency where it arises. This will then raise standards in writing and maths (which are areas of concern at the end of Key Stage 2).
* ensure that Safeguarding remains robust and the for the gaps between groups' attendance to close.
KS2 Data at Expected