We have had two exciting visits this school year.
The first was from the Quality Mark and we got our 10 year award.
The basic skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy and is valid for three years. A school must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches. It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school including those who under attain.
This year we gained our ten year Quality Mark award.
These are some of the things that were said:
“Attainment and progress is good across each phase of learning. It is clear that children in Nursery and reception get of t a good start with a curriculum tailor made for their needs and abilities.”
“Pupil’s progress and attainment are rigorously tracked. Good quality interventions are offered and evaluated against their impact on achievement.”
“The children manage their own behaviour well. During the assessment pupils were observed being gainfully employed, engaged and interested in learning.”
“Wow topic starters are common place across the school as are ‘fabulous’ finishes. Pupils are treated to ‘collapse curriculum’ days, drama starters and increased outdoor curriculum opportunities.”
“Teachers manage classrooms well. Learning walls for English and maths are common practice.”
“The acting Headteacher and deputy Headteacher work very well together. They have a clear focus on school improvement and they share a passion to ensure the very best learning experiences for each and every individual pupil.”
The second visit was in the form of a teaching and learning review by the Inspire teaching school alliance.
They found that learning behaviours across the school were good. Children were focused, independent and resilient. There was rigour in work and progress was evident for all ability groups.
They spoke to the school council and this was some of their responses:
“We would recommend out school 100% to any children to come here because it is fun.”
“We love coming to school.”
“We would give our teachers and Headteacher a 10/10.”
“Our teachers give us hard work it is challenging but we know that we can learn from our mistakes.”