Denham Green E-ACT Primary Academy

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About Denham Green E-ACT Primary Academy

Name Denham Green E-ACT Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Mrs Claire Kilyan
Address Nightingale Way, Denham Green, UB9 5JL
Phone Number 01895833369
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 230
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils love their school. They are enthusiastic about their lessons and learning.

Pupils are proud to receive special mentions from the headteacher, such as 'star of the week' or a 'proud cloud'. Pupils want to 'do the right thing' at Denham Green.

Pupils, including children in the Reception Year, feel happy and safe.

Leaders regularly check in on how pupils feel. Pupils know staff are ready to listen and act on any worries. The pastoral support in the school is very strong.

Leaders want the best for all pupils.

Pupils learn about why being a good friend is important. They understand that they are unique, and are respectful of others.
...r/>During the inspection, pupils attended an assembly about neurodiversity. They know a range of strategies to support their friends when needed.

Leaders have set their behaviour expectations out clearly.

Pupils follow the 'Denham Green Way' to behave in lessons and around the school. They are kind, honest and show great empathy to each other. Pupils' manners are excellent.

Low-level disruption in lessons happens at times. Teachers quickly refocus pupils back to learning. Bullying is rare.

Leaders investigate any incident thoroughly.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders have planned an ambitious and engaging curriculum. They have sequenced learning well in all subjects, from Reception to Year 6.

Leaders have made sure that teachers understand how pupils, including children in the early years, learn best. Teachers ensure that pupils have opportunities to recap and retrieve knowledge. For example, in geography lessons, teachers remind pupils about key concepts such as the definition of a city or a settlement.

This helps pupils remember more over time.

Assessment is used well overall by teachers to check how well pupils are learning what they should. In most subjects, but not all, leaders have made sure teachers have strong subject knowledge to be able to teach their lessons.

However, sometimes teachers plan activities that do not link closely enough to what leaders want pupils to learn. Leaders know that there is still some work to do in setting out the curriculum in foundation subjects clearly and in making sure teachers have the knowledge to teach it.

Pupils enjoy reading and listening to the high-quality texts that leaders have selected.

Pupils read regularly at home, keen to ensure that their class wins the reading trophy for the term. Author visits inspire pupils to try different books and read widely. Teachers give pupils who are learning to read books that match the sounds they know.

This helps them to become fluent, avid and confident readers. Leaders introduced a new way to teach phonics in September 2022. Well-trained staff deliver phonics lessons expertly.

Leaders have ensured the curriculum helps pupils extend their vocabulary in each subject. Pupils use these new words in the right context. For example, in Reception, children practised using the words 'taller', 'longer' and 'shorter' while building towers and comparing dinosaur bones.

Staff adapt learning and provide effective support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) so these pupils learn well. For example, staff preteach the key vocabulary before lessons. Pupils with SEND learn the same curriculum as their classmates.

Leaders have clear processes in place to identify pupils who need extra support.

In September 2022, an additional Reception class opened. Staff have worked hard to ensure that they provide all children with a well-equipped learning environment.

Staff plan engaging activities which capture children's interests and build on previous knowledge, skills and experiences.

Leaders have designed an effective curriculum for pupils' personal, social and health education. They make sure that pupils learn about global and national issues.

For example, pupils learn about refugees, the monarchy and British values during 'drop down days' and the annual British heritage day. Pupils talk confidently about democracy. They are very much looking forward to the upcoming school elections.

Pupils benefit from leadership responsibilities, such as being a member of the school council or a well-being champion. The great majority of pupils enjoy all that the school has to offer. However, a small number of pupils do not attend school regularly enough.

Leaders are working well with families and improving this.

The school is well led. The trust provides effective governance.

The trust knows the school well and provides a useful level of challenge and support. Staff are proud to work at the school and there is a real sense of team spirit. Leaders are considerate of staff's workload and well-being.

Morale is high.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders have a sharp eye on the safeguarding of pupils at all times.

Staff understand their responsibilities. They know the signs to look out for and report concerns quickly. Leaders take swift action to safeguard pupils where required.

Leaders know their pupils and families well. They work closely with external agencies to ensure that pupils have the help they need. Leaders provide families with a high level of effective support.

The trust makes regular checks to make sure that the arrangements for safeguarding are robust.

Through lessons and assemblies, staff teach pupils how to keep themselves safe. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe online.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• In some foundation subjects, the precise content that leaders want pupils to remember is sometimes not clear enough. Teachers do not always know exactly what pupils have learned in the past, so they cannot build on what pupils know and can do. Leaders should specify, with absolute clarity, all the knowledge that is most important, in all subjects, so that teachers know exactly what pupils must learn and remember.

• Sometimes, in some foundation subjects, teachers plan lessons that do not support the intended curriculum. This means that, in those subjects, pupils are not learning as well as they could. Leaders should make sure that teachers have the training they need to teach the curriculum well.

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