Children are learning and achieving very well, both in and beyond the classroom. They are developing their skills and confidence very effectively within an outstandingly positive climate. Across the school, children are highly motivated by a rich and stimulating variety of active learning experiences. They enjoy working in pairs, groups and individually to complete exciting tasks in real-life situations.
Children make choices in their learning and feel that their views are taken seriously. They can explain clearly what they are learning and how they can improve their work. Children are becoming skilled in supporting others in identifying their next steps in learning. At all stages, children are now ready to take on increased responsibilities in planning their learning within the classroom to enable them to be more analytical and creative.
Valuable contributions from churches, the community and parents greatly enhance children’s learning and promote Catholic values. Children benefit from sampling local rural skills through the “Seed to Supper” project which gives children an insight into traditional methods of preparing crops for cooking.
Key strengths of the school
- Children who are keen to do their best and who are achieving very well.
- The ways in which staff have been developing high-quality, stimulating and enjoyable learning experiences.
- The school’s very positive, caring and inclusive ethos.
- The positive impact on sustaining high standards of self‑evaluation and the outstanding leadership provided by the headteacher.
- Effective partnerships with parents, churches and the community to improve the quality of children’s learning.
The following areas for improvement have been agreed with the school and education authority:
- Continue to build on the very good practice in self-evaluation to ensure continuous improvement in learning and achievement.
- Develop further procedures to gauge children’s progress across all areas of learning.