Leadership and management are effective. Leaders have a clear vision for
the future of the school and know what actions to take to improve it.
Leaders, managers and governors are having a positive impact on the curriculum.
They have recently developed it so that reading progress is supported more
The wider curriculum provides an especially broad range of additional
experiences, and music has a high profile in the school.
Leaders ensure that teaching is good. Teachers are supported well and
held to account for their own improvement.
Teaching, learning and assessment are effective because teachers make
sure that pupils are clear about what they are to learn.
Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils behave
well, enjoy school and work together sensibly.
There is excellent support for pupils’ personal development and welfare.
Teachers and pupils have very good relationships with each other. Pupils
benefit from their interviews with teachers to reflect on their own learning.
Leaders make sure that pupils’ individual difficulties are identified
and that barriers to learning are removed.
support they receive enables them to be confident, polite and helpful.
Pupils’ outcomes are good. Leaders are tackling weaknesses in pupils’
reading successfully. Progress is now good across the school, and attainment
is rising. Pupils make especially good progress in mathematics.
Occasionally, teachers provide work that is not suitably challenging for
all groups of pupils in their class.
Pupils’ handwriting and the presentation of their work are variable, particularly
in their topic work.