Great Glen St Cuthbert’s Church of England Primary School
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About Great Glen St Cuthbert’s Church of England Primary School
Great Glen St Cuthbert’s Church of England Primary School
The school's motto, 'Doing all the good we can through faith, love and excellence', is lived out by staff and pupils at the school.
Staff and parents say the school is a warm and friendly community, where everybody is welcomed.
The learning values at St Cuthberts are not just words. In all aspects of school life, pupils are encouraged to be responsible, resilient, reflective, resourceful and risk takers.
By showing these values, pupils earn 'dojo points' and gain certificates in awards assembly. One pupil summed up the views of many when they said, 'Learning is fun, and teachers encourage us with the values.'
Pupils feel safe.
They know tha...t they can use the worry boxes in each class. They appreciate the support that they get to help deal with their emotions. They value the well-being club, which was established by the school council.
This is well attended.
Pupils are inclusive and welcoming. They show kindness and respect towards each other and staff.
They enjoy getting dojos for following the school rules. They know that they will lose 'golden time' if they do not. Pupils say that bullying is rare.
However, should it occur, they know it will be taken seriously by staff.
What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?
Leaders have designed a curriculum that sets out the knowledge and skills that pupils will learn in each subject and at each stage of their education. Teachers plan and deliver lessons that pupils enjoy.
As one pupil summed up, 'They teach us how to learn in fun ways.' However, in some places, the curriculum does not make clear enough the content that pupils are expected to know and remember.
Leaders have ensured that teachers are well trained.
In most cases, teachers present subject matter clearly. They help pupils to remember what they have learned. They check on how pupils are getting on and intervene quickly where help is needed.
However, in a small number of subjects, leaders have not thought carefully enough about how and when pupils will revisit what they have learned before. As a result, in these subjects, pupils' recall of the curriculum is inconsistent. Additionally, in some subjects, the curriculum does not take sufficient account of what children have learned in the early years.
This means that the strong foundations laid are not always maximised.
Although at an early stage of implementation, the school's phonics programme is taught consistently well throughout the school. Children begin to learn the sounds that letters make as soon as they start school.
Teachers use similar routines in all classes to help children sound out words. The books that pupils read are closely matched to the sounds they learn in class. Teachers are quick to spot any children who begin to fall behind.
They provide extra support to make sure that they keep up.The curriculum in the early years is meticulously planned. It ensures that children settle into school and quickly gain important knowledge.
Leaders take full account of what children already know. Teachers adapt lessons skilfully to build upon children's interests. Children are guided to put the skills they are taught to good use, such as when making flags for the King's Coronation.
Staff are experts at helping children to improve their communication and vocabulary.
Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well catered for. Leaders are quick to identify any additional needs that pupils with SEND might have.
The special educational needs coordinator works closely with teachers to ensure that the help provided works effectively and enables pupils to follow the curriculum.
Pupils' personal development is a priority for the school. Weekly assemblies ensure that pupils are knowledgeable about British values.
They know why these are important. Pupils enjoy taking on a range of leadership responsibilities, such as play leaders and well-being ambassadors. In response to requests from the school council, leaders have introduced a wider variety of clubs, including pottery and karate.
Pupils behave well. They settle quickly in lessons. They play collaboratively.
In the early years, children are taught to treat each other with respect and kindness. Strong community links, including with the local church, contribute to a cohesive ethos. Leaders act swiftly to address any concerns about attendance.
Leaders and governors know the school well. They understand the school's strengths and the areas in which it needs to improve. Staff say that they enjoy working at the school.
They feel very well supported by leaders. Those working in the early stages of their teaching careers value the support they are given.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
Leaders provide regular safeguarding training for staff. Staff pass on any concerns quickly. Safeguarding leaders ensure that pupils receive the support they need.
Leaders work closely with families and outside agencies to ensure that support is effective. Governors carry out regular checks to ensure that the school's safeguarding procedures are working as they should.
The curriculum helps pupils to know how to stay safe in a range of situations, including online.
Pupils know who to speak to if they have a concern. They know that it will be dealt with.
What does the school need to do to improve?
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• In a small number of subjects, the curriculum does not make clear the most important content that pupils are expected to know and remember.
Leaders have not thought carefully enough about how and when pupils will revisit what they learned before. This means that pupils' recall of curriculum content is inconsistent. Leaders should ensure that the curriculum across all subjects makes clear the most important content that pupils should know and remember and contains clearly defined opportunities to revisit and embed learning.
• In some subjects, the curriculum does not take sufficient account of what children have learned in the early years. This means that the strong foundations laid in early years are not maximised. In these subjects, leaders should ensure that the sequence of learning builds on the firm foundations established in the early years.
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