Headteacher: Mrs J Boylan
What makes us special:
This is a remarkable school where pupils make outstanding progress.
Teaching is outstanding. It challenges pupils to do their very best and all pupils, including the younger ones in the Early Years Foundation Stage, respond exceptionally well to their committed teachers and other adults.
The small number of hearing impaired pupils make good progress although would benefit from stronger specialist teaching.
Pupils relish the caring attitude of the adults who are fully committed to ensuring the best learning experiences for them. Adults and pupils talk passionately about the sense of belonging that permeates throughout.
Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils arrive eager to learn and keen to make the most of every opportunity.
Staff tell of being proud to belong to the school and contribute exceptionally well to its highly inclusive nature. Parents share this view and were highly complementary about the school.
The leadership of teaching is highly effective. All staff benefit from an effective programme of professional development. Teaching assistants are encouraged to develop their skills and the school makes resources available
Newly qualified teachers are well supported. They contribute well to the outstanding achievements of the pupils and speak highly of their colleagues and the support they receive from them.
The governing body is impressive. It knows the school extremely well and rigorously interrogates the school’s plans and subsequent actions. Its members keep up to date with wider educational issues through training and periodically reviewing each member’s skills and experience. All with the intent of providing the highest quality education for the pupils.