Ofsted Report March 2015: ‘This is a good and improving school’
We are delighted to inform everyone that the outcome of our March 2015 Ofsted visit was ‘good overall’. The full report can be read here:
Highlights from the report include:
‘The school has a very positive atmosphere…pupils are polite and friendly….they show good attitudes to learning…and they work hard’
‘Pupils achieve well and make good progress; achievement is good and improving’
‘The Headteacher provides very strong leadership and the school is improving very quickly as a result’
‘The two Deputy Headteachers support the Headteacher well and complete a very effective senior team. They are both outstanding teachers who provide excellent role models for other staff’
‘Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ work and behaviour, and pupils respond to this’
‘The quality of teaching is good throughout. The quality of teachers’ marking is a particular strength’
‘The school offers a well-designed curriculum that is continually developing. It is enriched, for example by its focus on languages, outdoor learning and the wide range of clubs that enhance provision’
‘Pupils take great pride in their work, and exercise books are beautifully presented’
‘The school’s senior leaders are supported well by an effective group of other leaders, of subjects and of special education needs.
‘Pupils play well together and enjoy each other’s company’
‘There is little bullying at the school and pupils trust that staff will deal with issues promptly when they arise’
‘Teaching Assistants are well-informed and have a strong impact on ensuring pupils are able to achieve well’
‘Governance is effective because governors are committed to the school, are very keen for it to improve and have a realistic understanding of its current stage of development’
‘Governors…are provided with a range of useful information and…they use it to monitor spending of the pupil premium grant effectively.’
‘Strong relationships are evident in classrooms and throughout the school’
‘Early Years Provision is good. The school offers a high quality early years learning environment and children enjoy coming to school’
(In Early Years) ‘Children are given good opportunities to follow their own interests independently as well as working in adult-led groups’
‘A group of Year 6 boys told the Lead Inspector that it is ‘cool to learn’ at Littleport.
I would like to thank staff for all of their hard work, and the whole school community for their commitment and support for the school since the last Inspection - onwards and upwards!