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Lots of praise for our school!
Just before Christmas, we had a whole school review conducted by our Diocese. The inspector who conducted the Review looked at teaching and learning, standards of work in books and on displays, the behaviour of the children and the attainment and progress that is being made. It was a really successful review and I would like to share with you some of the comments in the Report sent to the Governors…
Throughout School the quality of work displayed, the attention to neatness, accuracy and presentation and the undoubted improved standards abound on corridors and in classroom. The school is a bright, stimulating and informative backdrop where pupils’ achievements are celebrated.
Very well organised resources displayed effectively to support learning and effective group teaching from the teaching assistant and class teacher.
The classroom is well organised and there is a buzz of learning taking place with pupils’ confidently embarking on independent research. All pupils really enthused and engaged in their learning, taking a real pride in the presentation of the work.
High quality resources have been made by the teacher which is having a direct impact on producing better outcomes and interest from the pupils.
Much improved curriculum stimulates and excites pupils to succeed in their learning.
Teachers and TAs enjoying their work
School in a strong position to know what success feels like and what high quality teaching looks like. All staff secure in learning their own strengths and how to develop their own and others’ teaching.
Features of teaching are more consistently good and outstanding and is well matched to pupils’ needs and abilities.
Marking and feedback are particularly effective in ensuring that rates of progress are consistently good because pupils are clear about what went well and what needs to be improved.
There is a marked improvement in the quality of presentation and neatness in pupils’ books, they show that pupils take immense pride in the way they set out their work and have a strong sense of audience.
Well trained and suitably deployed teaching assistants ensure that the pupils they teach make good progress.
Pupils talk enthusiastically about their work and are proud of the progress which they have made.
The head teacher knows her school well and she has a dedicated and knowledgeable leadership team.
The school checks pupils’ progress carefully and provides support quickly for those who fall behind, so enabling them to catch up.
The leadership checks the school’s performance thoroughly and constructively. Governors and staff are fully involved in this process, resulting in carefully planned actions, securing improvement, especially in the teaching of writing and mathematics.
Needless to say…the Governors are very proud of our staff and children!
(Taken from St Joseph's Primary School Newsletter 17, 19 January 2015)