Ofsted Report – Good (November 2019)

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It is our pleasure to share with you our Ofsted report. Overall we achieved ‘GOOD’ which is amazing but we are really pleased with the ‘OUTSTANDING’ we achieved for the pupils’ Personal Development.

We would like to thank all the staff, pupils and parents of Caldmore Primary Academy who all work together to make it the special place that it is… a fantastic place to work and learn where the Academy is at the heart of the Community!

Ofsted Comments:

‘Caldmore Primary is a welcoming, caring and inclusive school. It is at the heart of the local community. Parents and carers are happy with the school. They say their children love learning.’

‘Leaders and staff do everything they can to make sure that pupils are safe and happy. Pupils enjoy their time here.’

‘Pupils rise to teachers’ high expectations. The school’s motto of ‘Aspire, Believe, Achieve’ is central to everything it does.’

‘Pupils behave well. The school is calm and orderly.’

‘The curriculum develops pupils’ use of language and extends their vocabulary.’

‘Children get off to a good start in early years. Staff make the children feel safe and confident and develop their independence.’

‘Leaders have made the teaching of reading an important priority.’

‘Pupils who are disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) achieve well because staff identify any barriers to learning quickly and put the right support in place.’

‘Leaders’ work to develop pupils’ personal and social skills is excellent.’

‘Leaders, including governors, support and motivate the staff. All work as part of a committed team. Staff morale is high.’

‘The school community works together to ensure that pupils succeed in their education.’

‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.’

‘Pupils learn to keep themselves safe, including when using the internet. Pupils know how to keep safe when playing in the local community.’