St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
8.30am - 4.30pm
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'All leaders, including governors, demonstrate dedication to providing a positive, safe and exciting school experience for all pupils.'
'School leaders are keen to create and maintain good links with other schools and the local authority to validate their work and share ideas for school improvement. For example, the school’s partnership with other schools in the North Huddersfield Learning Community provides opportunities for leaders to confirm their checks on the quality of teaching and learning.'
'The headteacher is unwavering in his vision to ensure that all pupils have a happy, healthy and positive start to their school years. All leaders and staff commit to this vision. Staff morale is high. Many staff comment on the positive atmosphere within the school, and when one teacher said, ‘I love this school - this is the best job I have ever had!’ many others enthusiastically agreed.'
'Teachers use the school assessment systems well to identify gaps in pupils’ learning in English and mathematics and adapt their teaching as a result. They plan activities to match the needs of different ability pupils and most use effective questioning and good modelling to move pupils’ learning on. Adults’ high expectations impact positively on pupils’ attitudes to learning.'
Ofsted, June 2018
‘Each child is treated individually and learns within the context of an extremely caring ethos. Pupils have time to reflect on moral and social issues.’
‘Pupils’ achievement has improved from satisfactory to good since the last inspection in 2011. Pupils are currently making sustained and rapid progress.’
‘All staff have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and as a result pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils are polite and courteous to each other and towards all who work in school.’
‘The systems in place to assess pupils’ progress are meticulous. Pupils who are identified as underachieving can, therefore, be quickly identified and given extra help.’
Ofsted, March 2014
'The headteacher, senior leadership and governors share a consistent and strong vision of the school as a Church school which has enabled all staff to work together to develop an holistic and aspirational approach to pupil development.'
'School leaders demonstrate a sacrificial commitment to the spiritual, physical and academic development of all pupils and also to the well-being of their families and the wider community.'
'Teachers create a learning environment and adopt teaching styles that stimulate learning and pupils enjoy being at school.'
'All staff work together to meet the high standards of teaching and pastoral care which the school leaders consider to be essential to the academic and personal development of the pupils. Because these expectations are set in the context of well established Christian values, staff are highly motivated and levels of staff retention are high.'
SIAMS Church of England, School Inspection March 2016