Ofsted Report January 2013

Ofsted have graded the school good in every area: achievement, teaching, behaviour & safety and leadership.

“Pupils achieve well during their time at the school and leave Year 6 having made good progress overall in English and mathematics,” said Ofsted. “Standards in writing are above average and pupils make outstanding progress because there is clear feedback, lessons are exciting and pupils have opportunities to contribute to their own learning.”

The inspectors said that pupils who are disabled or have special education needs make consistently  good, and sometimes outstanding, progress. The quality of teaching has improved and lessons are  planned well, leading to pupils making good progress. “Almost all parents, pupils and staff feel that pupils are safe and happy at the school. This is because of the very caring adults who support the pupils. As a result, pupils have a positive attitude toward their learning in class and demonstrate mature practice when getting along with each other in the playground. “Pupils interact very well with adults. They are proud of their school and share their views about it with confidence. This is a result of their excellent speaking and listening skills, acquired from the early  stages of their learning in the school.”

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects were strong, and youngsters knew the difference between right and wrong. Bullying was rare and was dealt with effectively by the school.

Ofsted praised the work of the head teacher, staff and governors, and the support of the local authority.

Simon Waddington, Headteacher at Hollins Grundy, said: “We’re delighted to receive such a positive report from Ofsted. It’s recognition of all the work put in by our pupils and staff, and the support of parents and governors. We are going from strength to strength and will continue to strive to provide the best learning experience possible at our school.”

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