“The leadership team sets high expectations for pupils’ progress and for the quality of care, support and guidance, about which parents comment very positively.”
“The school is well led by a highly respected and caring headteacher.”
The inspector observed 9 lessons over 2 days and concluded that “Teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding.” … adding that “teachers plan lessons which make learning enjoyable”.
“Teachers work effectively with skilled teaching assistants to support all pupils” and he described the teaching assistants as providing “expert help to pupils”. Pupils were observed making “very rapid progress” in lessons as a result of being “fully engaged” in their learning. Pupils were described as being keen to learn and “proud of their achievements”.
The inspector also stated that: “The monitoring of the quality of teaching by the Headteacher and the Deputy Headteacher is assiduous and it has led to improvements in the amount of outstanding teaching seen.”
In meetings with the inspector, “pupils described their teachers and support staff as being ‘amazing’.” Pupils’ behaviour around school was recognised as exemplary: “Pupils behave exceptionally well around school, supporting each other with kindness and care,” and the report also noted how their good behaviour in lessons allowed them to make consistently good progress. The report went on to say: “Pupils support each other extremely well and are keen to take on responsibilities such as house leaders, play leaders, office assistants and ‘buddies’ to younger pupils.” “They comment positively about the way pupils who join the school at other than usual times are enthusiastically welcomed into the school community.”