Stainton C of E Primary School
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Ofsted Inspection

Ofsted Inspection February 2019


We were delighted to receive a ‘Good’ judgement following our inspection.


The Inspector’s comments included the following:


"The behaviour of pupils is good.  They have positive attitudes to learning and say they feel safe.  Pupils are respectful towards each other and the adults around them."


"Phonics is taught well.  Younger pupils read and pronounce sounds and write with confidence the letters that these sounds represent."


"Senior and middle leaders check the effectiveness of teaching and learning through thorough systems in place across the school."


"Teachers ensure that pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is integrated into the curriculum."


 "Pupils practise their reading and writing skills through a range of different topics planned by teachers, and pupils clearly find this engaging."


"Leaders have created a safe and caring culture in which pupils feel confident that they have someone to talk with if they are worried.  Pupils spoken with during the inspection said they feel safe in school."


"The co-ordinator of the provision for pupils with SEND provides tailored training to develop the skills of class teachers and teaching assistants to support pupils who need additional help with their learning."


"Older pupils learn to take responsibilities as house captains, ethos leaders, members of the school council and as play leaders.  They are positive role models for the younger children."


"Staff have a good understanding of the early years and ensure that the children get off to a good start.  They know the children and their families well."


"Excellent transition arrangements prior to starting school help children to settle extremely well into school life and routines."


"Pupils quickly acquire early reading skills and use their knowledge of phonics in their writing."


"The behaviour of pupils is good.  Pupils are polite and courteous towards each other, staff and visitors to the school."


"Staff training in the school's new approach to the teaching of writing is working well.  Pupils are enthusiastic writers."


"In mathematics, pupils have a good understanding of number, and their written calculations are accurate."