Canon Johnson CofE Primary School

Canon Johnson CofE Primary School


Name Canon Johnson CofE Primary School
Website http://www.canonjohnson.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Elgin Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9DD
Phone Number 01613303169
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 235 (46.8% boys 53.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.0
Academy Sponsor Forward As One Church Of England Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Tameside
Percentage Free School Meals 32.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.9%
Persistent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.6%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Teaching is inconsistent and requires improvement. Teachers' planning does not address the learning needs of pupils well enough, especially the most able pupils. School leaders are still implementing a range of improvement strategies in reading, writing and mathematics.

These are recent and have not been in place long enough to have a sustained impact on outcomes. The use of the school's assessment policy is not consistent. Assessment does not evaluate pupils' progress well enough to support their learning effectively.

Pupils are not clear about what is expected of them and so are unable to judge how well they are doi...ng. Pupils' progress is variable. While there has been some improvement in 2017 and more recently, there are still differences between subjects.

Most-able pupils do not always make good progress in lessons and too few pupils reach attainment at greater depth in key stage 1. Standards in science are below average. Leaders are improving the curriculum with the introduction of new planning in a range of subjects.

These developments are at an early stage, especially in science. Topic work gives pupils the opportunity to develop their skills across a range of subjects. However, the curriculum does not yet fully support the progress of the most able.

The school has the following strengths The headteacher provides effective and energetic leadership. He knows what the school needs to improve upon and is addressing its weaknesses. Leaders and governors also have a good understanding of what needs to improve.

Provision in the early years is good. It is well managed and children make good progress from their starting points. Safeguarding is effective.

Behaviour is good. The school's strong sense of community and Christian values ensures that pupils are respectful and supportive of each other. They are safe and enjoy coming to school.

Attendance is average. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities and disadvantaged pupils make good progress. The school uses the funding it receives effectively to support their learning.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The current headteacher and the leaders of early years have been in post since 2015.

The school's nursery provides a morning session only. The school manages the breakfast club and a range of other school clubs. The local authority has provided a range of support over time.

This include help with leadership and management, pupil outcomes and reading. Currently it provides a clear monitoring role. In 2016, the school did not meet the government's floor standards.

These define the minimum expectations of pupils' progress and attainment at the end of Year 6. The standards for 2017 have not yet been published. Due to low standards in 2013/14, the school received a warning notice from the local authority.