Outstanding Ofsted

Inspection date: 2nd- 3rd December 2015

Overall effectiveness: Outstanding

Effectiveness of leadership and management

Outstanding

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Outstanding

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Outstanding

Outcomes for pupils

Outstanding

Early years provision

Outstanding

Quotes from our Ofsted report

In this outstanding school, the motto ‘Live life, love learning’, is breathed every day. It truly reflects the headteacher’s, school leaders’, and governing body’s determination to ‘whet the appetite for lifelong learning’.

Complacency is not part of this school. Staff at all levels play their part in driving the school improvement. The school is developing leaders at all levels.

Pupils continue to be excellent ambassadors for themselves, their parents and their school. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are at the heart of the school’s work.

The school has a vibrant curriculum. An appreciation of the arts and development of pupils’ creativity remain as key elements. Since the previous inspection, greater emphasis is placed on developing pupils’ basic skills, enabling them to continue to reach higher standards by the end of Year 2 and Year 6. Consequently, pupils are better equipped to start secondary school.

High-quality and efficient engagement with parents and other agencies helps to keep pupils safe. The school provides excellent support for families in times of crisis.

Teaching is of a consistently high quality. Classroom walls celebrate pupils’ achievements as well as providing exciting and stimulating materials and support for learning.

Well-trained, experienced, talented, knowledgeable teaching assistants work with pupils in lessons and undertake short, highly targeted interventions with small groups or individual pupils. Their seamless work with class teachers and other specialists provides a backbone of support for pupils’ learning and enables the most-able pupils to work to their capacity.

Pupils gain in self-confidence and know how to become successful learners. Pupils learn to be resilient, resourceful and ambitious. They are not afraid to try new things or make mistakes. They work successfully in teams through negotiation and compromise. They become engrossed in their learning, persevere to do their very best and complete their set tasks.

Playtimes are fun, happy, healthy and safe experiences with pupils exercising and engaging in imaginative play. When at play, the pupils are careful to look out for, and take care of, younger pupils. Older pupils with responsibilities, for example as sports leaders or Play Pod supervisors, ensure that everyone has a playmate if they want one.

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Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

Collective Worship themes this term

We are covering Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost and Trinity Sunday. The following parables will also be covered: The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price, The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican and The Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin.

Thought for the week

Set a goal so big that you can't achieve it... until you grow into the person who can.