Flakefleet Primary School is a GOOD school
With OUTSTANDING Features
Flakefleet Primary School - Ofsted Report July 2018
Following on from our inspection at the end of Summer Term 2018, the inspection report is has now been published. We were delighted with the outcomes of the inspection and the inspectors were hugely complimentary. We are so proud of our children, staff, parents and community and are thrilled that Ofsted agreed with our self-evaluation that Flakefleet is a very special place with lots to celebrate and take pride in:
- Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are polite, hardworking and respectful toward each other and the adults who teach them.
- The headteacher has high aspirations for all pupils. Since his appointment in April 2016, he has made significant improvements to the quality of teaching, learning and assessment at the school.
- The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning and feel safe and well cared for.
- The school places a strong emphasis on pupils’ physical and emotional well-being. A nurture room provides space for pupils to discuss any worries with staff, and a calm place for pupils who occasionally struggle with their emotions or behaviour. One pupil said to an inspector, ‘When I walked into Nurture, I was sad. When I walked out, I was happy’.
- Staff share the headteacher’s high expectations regarding all aspects of school life. They are highly motivated, and staff morale is high.
- Attainment has not been high enough in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 in recent years. However, current pupils are achieving well, because progress has accelerated.
- Teaching, learning and assessment are good. Teachers plan interesting activities that enable pupils to achieve well.
- The school provides highly effective support for vulnerable pupils and their families. Staff work closely with outside agencies to ensure that parents and carers are able to access the support that they need.
- Children get off to a good start in the early years. An increasing proportion of children make good progress because of the exciting curriculum and opportunities provided.
- Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress from their various starting points.
- Teaching assistants provide highly effective support, both in class and when supporting groups or individuals.
- Parental support for the school is strong. Almost all of the parents who responded to Parent View said that their children are taught well and that the school is well led and managed.
Assessment Results and DFE Performance Tables