From our previous Ofsted inspection – July 2017, the following improvement areas were highlighted:
- Improve the leadership and management of the school by ensuring that:
- all leaders, including the headteacher, have an accurate view of the strengths and weaknesses of the school, particularly in teaching and learning
- plans for improvement are based on an accurate view of what improvements are required and that staff understand these
- leaders know how well pupils are learning in all subjects, not just mathematics and English
- staff, including teaching assistants, feel well supported in their work and know what improvements they need to make to further pupils' progress.
- Improve teaching, learning and assessment to secure good progress across the curriculum, by ensuring that:
- planned learning takes account of and builds on what pupils know and can do, particularly in mathematics
- the most able pupils make greater progress in all subjects
- pupils' spelling and handwriting improve, so that more pupils, particularly boys, are working at the expected standard of writing
- pupils, particularly in Year 1, use their phonics knowledge and other strategies to read with greater confidence and fluency
- Improve and sustain pupils' attendance.
- Improve the early years by ensuring that:
- children develop their writing skills and phonics knowledge more accurately
- planned learning takes account of what children know and can do, so that it is not too easy or too difficult
- all areas of the indoor classroom provide children with interesting and stimulating opportunities to learn.