Annie Lennard Primary School

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About Annie Lennard Primary School

Name Annie Lennard Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Natalie Crozier
Address The Oval, Smethwick, B67 6LE
Phone Number 01214294284
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 222
Local Authority Sandwell
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and deputy headteacher lead the school well.

They are determined to drive the school forward and achieve the best for every pupil. Senior leaders have an accurate understanding of the school.s strengths and weaknesses.

Improvement plans focus on the right priorities. During a period of growth, leaders have made strong appointments to ensure that staff have the knowledge and expertise to teach key stage 2 pupils effectively. Middle leaders are increasingly effective in improving the quality of teaching, particularly in English and mathematics.

However, leaders of other subjects are at an early stage of their develo...pment. Leaders provide training for staff to develop their subject knowledge and teaching skills. As a result, the quality of teaching is good, and most pupils make strong progress.

Teachers plan interesting lessons that engage pupils. Consequently, pupils apply themselves productively to their work and are keen to learn. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive effective support, which means that they make secure progress in their learning.

Pupils enjoy a broad curriculum that develops their knowledge across a range of subjects. However, pupils do not study subjects such as history and geography in enough depth. Leaders and staff know individual pupils well.

Relationships are positive and caring. As a result, pupils enjoy school and their behaviour is good. Children in early years benefit from a positive start to their education.

Adults support them to develop into happy, confident and independent learners. However, sometimes adults do not support children to make the best progress they can. Disadvantaged pupils are currently making good progress.

However, leaders and governors to do make thorough enough checks on the effectiveness of strategies funded by the pupil premium. The attendance of this group of pupils is too low. Although leaders make checks on the quality of teaching and pupils.

progress, these do not focus precisely enough on the school.s areas for improvement. Sometimes, teachers.

expectations of what middle- and high-attaining pupils can achieve are not high enough. Teachers do not provide pupils with enough guidance to develop their writing skills.

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school.

In September 2016, the school changed status from an infant to a primary school. During the first two years following this change, many pupils joined the school in Years 5 and 6. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. The number of pupils with an education, health and care plan is below the national average. There is one class in each year group from the Reception Year to Year 5.

There are two classes in Year 6. There is one part-time Nursery class. The school runs a breakfast club.

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