St Giles’ C. E. Primary School – Ofsted Report

St. Giles’ C. E. Primary School, in accordance with the Education Act 2005, underwent an Ofsted inspection in October 2008. The following extracts are taken from the inspection report summary. The complete report may be downloaded from here or by clicking on the button below

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Report extracts

Overall effectiveness of the school –  Grade: 1 [Outstanding]

This is an outstanding school. It has a deservedly good reputation and parents and pupils are proud of everything it offers. Every child in school is important, and valued as an individual. As one parent typically commented, ‘All children feel special here, and their safety and well-being are of primary concern.’ Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They are very polite and welcoming to visitors. Their positive attitudes towards school are demonstrated by their well above average attendance. Pupils’ personal development and well-being, including spiritual, moral, social and
cultural development, are outstanding.

In this very secure and happy environment, all necessary safeguarding procedures are in place, and pupils greatly enjoy all aspects of school life. One parent was correct when commenting, ‘Children learn well but enjoy themselves.’ Pupils also say, ‘Lessons are fun, we do lots of exciting things here.

Teaching staff work hard to enliven the topics they teach through environmental visits and a variety of visitors. Teaching and the curriculum are outstanding overall. Activities are interesting and teachers try hard to link learning to real-life experiences.

The driving force behind the school’s success is the excellent leadership of the headteacher. She has a clear focus and vision for school improvement, and receives excellent support from the committed and highly professional staff and governors. Together, they ensure that this is not a school that rests on its laurels, and constantly look for ways to improve even more.

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