The school has made good progress in responding to the key issues noted in the previousinspection. A detailed action plan was prepared and there has been a successful and effective response to the five key issues. Specifically, standards have been raised in a good number of subjects and effective schemes of work have been prepared in the curricular areas.
EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS ACHIEVED BY PUPILS
Standards achieved in subjects and areas of learning
Pupils’ standards of achievement across the school were satisfactory or better in all the lessons observed, including 14% where the standards of achievement were very good, and 41% where the standards were good. No lessons were observed where standards of achievement were unsatisfactory.
Standards of achievement are very good at KS2 in science, design and technology and religious education.
At both key stages, standards are good in mathematics, history and geography and, at KS2, standards are also good in written Welsh, in English, IT and music.
At KS1, standards are good in religious education, while standards are satisfactory in Welsh oracy, reading and writing, in science, design and technology, IT, art, music and physical education.
At KS2, standards in Welsh oracy and reading, and standards in physical education are satisfactory.
Pupils with SEN make good progress on the whole.
Standards achieved in the key skills
Standards in the key skills across the curriculum are good. Through a good awareness of the key skills in the planning work, pupils take advantage of regular opportunities to foster their key skills across the curriculum.
ETHOS OF THE SCHOOL
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Pupils’ moral, social and cultural development is good and their spiritual development is satisfactory. The staff know the pupils very well and there is a good relationship between the pupils themselves, and with their teachers and other adults.
Behaviour and attitudes
Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are very good.
Pupil attendance levels are good.
Quality of the teaching
22 lessons were observed during the inspection. The quality of the teaching was good or very good in 64% of them and satisfactory in 31%.
Assessment, recording and reporting
The arrangements for assessment, recording and reporting are good and conform to the NC statutory requirements.
The school curriculum is broad and balanced and of good quality.
Support, guidance and pupils’ welfare
The quality of the support, guidance and welfare offered to pupils is very good.
Provision for pupils with special educational needs [SEN]
The provision for pupils with SEN is good.
Partnership with parents and the community, schools and other establishments
The partnership with the parents and the community, and with schools and other institutions is very good.
Partnership with industry
The partnership with industry is good.
Quality of self evaluation and planning for improvement
The quality of self-evaluation for improvement is satisfactory.
Leadership and efficiency
The quality of leadership and efficiency at the school is good.
The head provides good leadership that ensures a clear direction for the work of the school.
Staffing, accommodation and teaching resources
In general, staffing, buildings and learning resources are very good.