St Werburgh's Primary School
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics

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James Street
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The new team is resolute in helping pupils at the school to ‘strive for excellence’. Parents are overwhelmingly happy with the education that the school provides. All who gave a view would recommend the school and say that their children make good progress. They also speak highly of how secure and happy children are, a typical comment being: ‘This school is very well led and is at the heart of our community. My children love coming every day.’ Other comments refer to how well staff know children: ‘It’s like a village school in the middle of a city.’ You have worked to ensure that staff, including several new members of staff, are clear about expectations and the school’s approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. Your focus last year on reading saw changes to the organisation of the teaching of reading and new strategies to ensure that pupils read widely. As a result, last year more pupils reached the expected standards in phonics than previously. Reading attainment is also rising in key stages 1 and 2, including for disadvantaged pupils. Staff are firmly behind you as you and your leadership team continue to make improvements to the quality of teaching and learning. All staff who expressed a view said that leaders use professional development effectively to encourage, challenge and support them to make improvements. Phase leaders work well to support their colleagues and check that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good. The leader for the early years has a clear view of how to secure the best possible learning experiences for children based on her research and through partnership working with other settings. As a result, staff in the early years classes have a good understanding of how to support children to move forward with their learning. Governors bring a wealth of expertise to the school and play a key part in ensuring that school priorities lead to a difference to the progress that pupils make. They challenge leaders about the progress that different groups in the school make, for example disadvantaged pupils and the most able pupils. The previous inspection report made a recommendation to ensure that pupils take more responsibility for their own learning. This has formed part of your improvement plans. Teachers create secure learning environments which encourage pupils to be resilient, to have a go, and to contribute during lessons. As a result, pupils are inquisitive and confidently respond to teachers’ questions. Teachers are quick to notice when pupils have not fully understood their activities or when they are ready to move on to more difficult learning. This close match of learning activities to pupils’ needs helps to maintain interest and supports pupils to make good progress. There was also a recommendation to improve achievement in mathematics. Although achievement has continued to improve in key stage 1, this was not matched by the outcomes in mathematics in key stage 2 last year. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are effective. Pupils say that they feel safe, and they are safe. Staff responsible for recruitment are experienced and procedures are well organised. Leaders ensure that all staff have the information they need to keep pupils safe. Governors are aware of their responsibilities to check safeguarding arrangements and they do this with rigour. Pupils report that staff deal with any bullying issues quickly and firmly. During breaktimes, pupils learn to take small risks using a wide variety of everyday materials provided to support their play. This helps them to learn to keep themselves safe beyond school. Improving pupils’ attendance is a current priority as attendance has been below national averages for the past three years. You are ensuring that there is increased awareness of the impact that absence has on pupils. You are providing extra information to parents about attendance. Inspection findings We explored how well you and your leadership team are improving mathematics, particularly in key stage 2. This is a current focus for improvement following some lower than expected outcomes last year.

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