“The behaviour and safety of pupils is outstanding” (Ofsted October 2013)
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Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. Their enjoyment in sharing their knowledge and understanding with others is infectious and it is the strength of this culture and the excellent support provided for each individual that has allowed the large number of pupils arriving in the middle of the school year to make such good progress so swiftly.
Pupils show profound respect for their teachers and talk appreciatively of all that they do for them. Their outstanding behaviour around school ensures courtesy to adults and to other pupils.
The pupils learn how to be responsible members of the school community through the consistent and well-managed use of policies that reward good behaviour and celebrate independence.
Pupils are knowledgeable about the dangers of using the internet and learn the importance of their personal safety. They learn to take on responsibilities, for example at break-time, acting as ‘playground pals’, and learn more about helping each other in a first aid club.
Pupils learn to attend to their physical well-being through a healthy diet and regular exercise.
The school has made immediate use of the primary school sports funding to hire specialist staff who work with pupils and teachers every afternoon in a variety of competitive sports. Pupils are responding very well to these learning opportunities.
Attendance at the school has improved and is now above average. This is as a result of swift action in the event of absence, celebrating and rewarding good attendance for pupils and the school’s involvement of parents. The school’s own survey and the online questionnaire, Parent View, show that parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school.
The school’s breakfast club provides not only a nutritious start to the school day but also an opportunity for pupils to play or to talk or to sit in a quiet corner and read. This means they are well prepared for a day of learning.