Schools in Portsmouth and Hampshire: Swanmore Church of England Aided Primary School continues to be a good school following Ofsted inspection
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Swanmore Church of England Aided Primary School continues to be a good school, according to Ofsted – and the glowing report said how the school is built on its core values of honesty, charity and respect.
The inspection outlined that the school uses an efficient process on checking what children have, and have not, learnt in order to get an understanding of what needs to be revisited.
The report said: ‘Leaders encourage pupils to reflect on their own lives and how to make a positive impact on others and the world around them.
‘Leaders have constructed a curriculum that is well sequenced and structured. It is engaging and ambitious for all, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
‘Appropriate support is in place for pupils who find learning to read more difficult. As a result, leaders ensure that staff teach pupils according to their current needs and that all pupils have the best chance to learn to read well. This love of reading continues through the school.
‘Leaders have embedded behaviour systems, including ‘house points’ and ‘star of the week’, to encourage pupils’ positive behaviour across the school. These result in strong standards of pupils’ behaviour in and out of the classroom. This is supported through a personal, social and health education curriculum that prepares all pupils for life in modern Britain. All this leads to a very calm school, where pupils’ respect for others is thoughtful
The safeguarding measures are effective throughout the school and all of the staff make sure that there is a strong culture of safeguarding to maintain the children’s safety.
There is regular training to keep safeguarding knowledge relevant and up to date and if a member of staff has a concern for a child’s safety, appropriate action is taken quickly.
In some situations teachers do not always use information about what children have and have not learnt to their advantage in planning lessons and this could be more precise to ensure that children are learning to the best ability.
A spokesperson for the school, said: ‘I am very proud of the school's feedback following the recent Ofsted inspection. It not only reflects the school's ethos and the work of the team but also captures why our community is so great. Putting the children at the heart of our work both academically and pastorally drives the school's values, giving the very best for the children's development. To hear there are aspects of provision the inspector felt were outstanding is wonderful and a that external validation is so positive for the whole community.’