Inspection Reports

January 2014 Ofsted Inspection

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We are delighted to report that Ofsted has judged Clutton Primary School  a ‘good’ school in all key areas, including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, leadership and management and overall effectiveness.

This ‘good’ judgement by Ofsted is truly a team effort with all of us at Clutton – staff, children, parents, governors and volunteers – working together to provide the best that we can for all our children.  All the staff at Clutton work incredibly hard, and are absolutely committed to working together for the good of the children in our care. We are so lucky to have enthusiastic children who want to learn, as well as very supportive parents and governors. Our Ofsted success is all down to team work, and everyone in the school community should feel very proud of what we have achieved. Parents should be proud of the recognition of the children’s good behaviour and attendance as they are building blocks to learning.

The report identifies a number of key strengths:

  • All pupils make good progress from their starting points.
  • Pupils display positive attitudes to learning
  • Teaching is consistently good and some is outstanding.
  • Pupils behave well and have highly positive attitudes to learning.
  • All pupils are known as individuals.
  • The headteacher and governors lead and manage the school well.
  • Teachers and teaching assistants have high expectations and good subject knowledge
  • The most able pupils in all classes are stretched and challenged.
  • Adults use questioning effectively to enable good rates of progress.
  • School leaders show a strong desire to improve further.
  • The governing body provide challenge and are ambitious.

Our job now is to work on the areas of future improvement further, as well as keep up all the good and excellent work already in place.  We are continuing to take steps to build on our successes and are clear of the actions needed to help us on our way towards outstanding. The report recommends that teachers give children a clearer understanding of how to improve their work and that subject leaders further develop their monitoring of the quality of teaching and learning. Continuing to develop these areas will ensure children make more rapid rates of progress.

Our thanks go to all parents for their support during the inspection and for giving the inspector a sense of the strong community that exists and how the school is highly valued by parents.

You can read the full report by following the link on the right.

Michelle Parsons
Headteacher