Amington Heath Primary School and Nursery

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About Amington Heath Primary School and Nursery

Name Amington Heath Primary School and Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Charlotte Davies
Address Quince, Amington, Tamworth, B77 4EN
Phone Number 01827337465
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 153
Local Authority Staffordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has high expectations and a clear vision for the school. Since her appointment in September 2017, there have been significant improvements in the quality of teaching and in pupils' outcomes.

The leadership team is extremely effective. Leaders are proactive, knowledgeable and work cohesively together. They have an excellent understanding of their areas of responsibility and use it to bring about positive change.

A noticeable strength of the school's ethos is the quality of the relationships. Leaders and staff get to know pupils' individual needs and provide a high level of care. As a result, pupils are happy and well behave...d.

Leaders' systems for improving teaching and checking pupils' progress are exemplary. Teachers receive excellent feedback on how to develop their practice. Outcomes are good across the school.

By the end of Year 6 in 2018, the proportion of pupils who had attained the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics was above the national average. Governors are astute and passionate about getting the best for the school community. Members of the governing body have a broad range of skills and provide highly effective challenge to leaders.

The level of challenge for the most able pupils has improved but is not consistently strong. In recent years, several new and successful teaching initiatives have been introduced. Some of these strategies are not fully embedded across every classroom.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), and those who have emotional and social barriers, receive superb additional support. This helps them to access learning and make good progress. The teaching of reading has had an excellent focus.

Pupils read widely and often, and have a growing appreciation of their favourite authors. Pupils' reading fluency and comprehension skills are developing well. Leaders have worked closely with staff to deliver an excellent curriculum.

Pupils enjoy their exciting 'mini-adventures'. Their knowledge and understanding develop well across a range of subjects. The quality of teaching and leadership in early years is good.

Staff are attentive and probe children's understanding effectively. Sometimes activities in early years do not provide a consistent level of challenge. Pupils' personal development is exceptionally well catered for.

Wide-ranging enrichment opportunities enable pupils to thrive.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by pupil premium funding is well above the national average.

A large majority of pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is similar to the national average.

The headteacher started in post September 2017. The school was subject to a section 8 monitoring inspection in March 2018. Senior leaders and governors were judged to be taking effective action in tackling the areas requiring improvement.

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