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Ofsted, May 2017:
The school has the following strengths:

* Provision in the early years is effective. Leaders ensure that children get off to a good start in all that they do and are well prepared for Year 1.

* The leadership and teaching of phonics is effective. Most pupils reach the required standard by the end of Year 1.

* As a result of effective teaching and leadership, pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities achieve well.

* Parents, carers and staff hold the school in high regard. They are supportive of the recently appointed headteacher and other school leaders.

* Most pupils behave well. They show respect and tolerance for staff and one another. Pupils are happy and safe because of the support they receive from adults.


Click here for our Ofsted Report - May 2017

We put learning at the heart of everything we do and we have worked hard in recent years to develop an engaging, creative curriculum that is relevant for all of the children in our demographically diverse community. We are committed to developing the whole child and, in particular, want our children to become active learners.

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SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES 2016/17
What are we working on?
 
1. Attainment of disadvantaged pupils - including:
  • removing barriers to learning for individual children
  • ensuring all children are ready to learn
  • improving attendance of disadvantaged children
  • accelerate language development
2. English (reading/writing focus)
  • improve the rate of progress in reading, especially in KS2
  • improve spelling so that children achieve higher standards in writing
  • improve handwriting standards
  • create exciting and engaging opportunities so that children are enthusiastic about writing
3. Maths
  • increase the % of children achieving age-related levels
  • review the use of marking and feedback in maths
4. Improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • lessons designed to accelerate progress for all children
  • children taught strategies to help with their learning (meta cognition)
  • increase number of children meeting standards in maths so that it is in line with reading and writing
To view our School Development Plan, please click here

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