‘Pupils who are falling behind in their phonics get extra help to catch up.’

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‘Classrooms are oases of calm. As a
result, pupils are happy. They feel safe at school.’

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‘All
adults have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.’

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‘In mathematics, teachers make daily checks on pupils’ understanding. This ensures that the work pupils do is suitably challenging.’

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‘The governing body challenges leaders on the actions they are taking to improve the school.’

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‘Teachers use ‘pinny time’ to revisit the sounds that children have been
taught, as they learn through play.’

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‘Leaders’ relationships and sex education and health education
curriculums give pupils an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships.’

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‘Teachers have strong subject
knowledge and use geographical vocabulary with precision.’

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‘Leaders
have provided teachers with the phonics training they need.’

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‘Teachers say that leaders listen to their views and help them to manage their workload.’

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‘ Subject leaders benefit from meeting staff in
other trust schools to exchange ideas and good practice.’

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‘Pupils are very positive about their
mathematics work.’

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‘Pupils discuss and analyse texts during their
‘reading mastery’ lessons.’

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‘Reception children get opportunities to explore numbers all the time.
Daily mathematics lessons help them to count with speed and confidence.’

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‘All pupils know the school rules.’

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‘In Reception, phonics is taught every day.’

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‘Pupils talk with pride about the ‘leading learner’ badges
they get for reading regularly, arriving on time and trying hard.’

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‘Teachers model language and sounds accurately. This means that Reception children get off to a strong start with their reading.’

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‘The geography curriculum is a strength of the school.
Leaders have carefully set out what they want pupils to know by the end of each year.’

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‘Pupils thrive at this inclusive school.’

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‘The reading curriculum is well organised.’

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‘Pupils enjoy the books their teacher reads to them.’

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‘One pupil told the
inspector that, ‘school is amazing because teachers include everyone.’

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‘Staff are happy, and morale
is high.’

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‘Pupils could talk about rainfall and temperature graphs, as well as the impact of the River Nile on Egyptian settlements.’

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‘Children in early years learn phonics as soon as they start school.’

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