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Ofsted Report

Please click the links below to see our latest OFSTED report and the letter to parents from Mrs Sarah Winkley, our Chair of Governors

OFSTED Report October 2019

Chair of Governors' letter to parents November 2019

Other useful links

Education Inspection Framework: Education inspection framework (EIF) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

North Lincolnshire Council, link to Education section


As part of the OFSTED inspection process inspectors look at the views of parents collected via questionnaires. The OFSTED online questionnaire 'Parent View' is available at all times for parents to comment on a range of aspects about the school.

Click below for the Parent View site.


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"Staff have created a calm and positive atmosphere in school. Pupils behave well in lessons. They follow instructions from adults and work with concentration. They confidently support each other when they are learning something new. Pupils said behaviour has really improved this year. They feel safe and well looked after by staff and are confident about reporting any issues."

"Pupils say adults take their concerns seriously and do not tolerate bullying. This small village school is at the heart of the local community."

"Parents and carers welcome how closely staff work in partnership with them. Parents feel the school prepares their children well for moving to secondary school and beyond."

"Leaders have developed a well-sequenced curriculum for mathematics. It is taught with a consistent approach throughout the school. It builds pupils’ knowledge effectively over time. Regular recall of number facts leads to pupils knowing these basic skills well. This helps pupils to focus on understanding the new concepts they are being taught."

"Leaders ensure that pupils’ personal development is a priority. For example, pupils have plentiful opportunities to take responsibilities, be healthy and keep themselves safe. The school makes use of external support, for example from the school nurse and a learning mentor, to provide more specific support for vulnerable pupils."

"Leaders use the curriculum effectively to help pupils understand how they can keep themselves safe. For example, pupils learn about road safety, water safety and how to protect themselves online."

Priorities addressed moving forward:

Phonics: Swift improvements to the curriculum for Phonics have been made., ensuring a consitent approach. Sufficient time is given to pupils to learn Phonics and to practise what they have been taught.  Pupils who fall behind the pace of the phonics programme are given additional support that helps them to catch up quickly.

Reading: In key stage 2, we provide pupils with access to the rich and challenging literature which provides a wealth of vocabulary. Teachers read whole books that introduce pupils to books and authors they might not otherwise choose to read for themselves. .

Curriculum progression: In the foundation subjects, there is now clear progression. Long term and medium term plans focus on lesson content that build on prior learning and embedding of key knowldedge and skills. Consequently, pupils are now building well on their prior knowledge and gaining the necessary readiness to be able to access the next stage of their learning. Pupils now have an age-appropriate understanding of a range of subjects across the curriculum. We have have identified the changes needed and have swiftly ensured these are implemented.

Handwriting and Presentation: The work in pupils’ books now show demonstrate pride and care. Through the implementation of a new handwriting scheme, letter formation and poor-quality handwriting has been addressed. Staff have high expectations for the work in all pupils’ books and address errors or misconceptions as soon as they arise.

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