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Here are some quotes from our most recent Ofsted reports:
Ofsted Report January 2013
Pupils make good progress and reach an above-average standard in their work.
The school is well led and managed. Staff work well as a team and enjoy the effective support of the governing body which knows about teaching quality through members’ visits. All have the interests of the pupils at heart.
Parents express very positive views about the school.
On entry to the school, pupils’ attainment is above average. They make good progress and achieve well. Pupils make better progress than that expected nationally in both English and mathematics.
Teachers’ good planning of learning ensures that time is used well and work matches pupils’ abilities. Pupils are managed well in lessons and a natural respect between pupils and teachers enables lessons to flow smoothly. They know what learning will be about and how to be successful in their activities.
The best teaching is inspirational.
The children enjoy their lessons…Attitudes to work are often exemplary.
Parents and carers express very positive views of the school and guidance documents enable them to help their children directly. The school website is a helpful source of information with activities for pupils and parents.
Ofsted English Inspection April 2012
Pupils have justified confidence in their teachers: ‘They understand us.’ ‘They make learning fun – but they still stick to their task.’ Teaching strengths include: enthusiastically shared subject knowledge; a readiness to try new approaches and adapt lesson plans to meet pupils’ current priorities; and a lively pace.
The quality of the curriculum in English is good with outstanding features.
The still-evolving curriculum is a particular strength.
A theme-based approach promotes pupils’ appreciation of the importance of literacy skills across subjects.
The mainstream curriculum is exceptionally well complemented by trips and expeditions, collaboration with practitioners – journalists, writers and theatre groups – and the involvement of parents and other adults.