Haymoor Junior School

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Name Haymoor Junior School
Website http://www.haymoor.poole.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Executive Headteacher Miss Lucy Waterhouse
Address Ashdown Close, Canford Heath, Poole, BH17 8WG
Phone Number 01202659290
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 360 (51.4% boys 48.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Academy Sponsor Teach Poole
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and managers, at all levels, have effectively led a period of rapid change and consequently the quality of teaching and pupils' progress have improved. Teaching and learning are good and at times outstanding.

There are good opportunities for pupils to share ideas and work in teams. Achievement is good. Pupils make good progress and attainment is above expectation by the end of Year 7.

The school caters well for pupils' emotional, social and personal needs. Pupils behave well. They have very positive attitudes to their work and have a good, secure understanding of how to stay safe.

The headteacher and other senior leaders ...are driving improvement, especially regarding the quality of teaching. They are well supported by subject coordinators and other managers, who also make a good contribution to school development. The school has a variety of well-established ways that it uses to check how well it is doing.

This helps ensure that the school has an accurate understanding of its strengths and areas for development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There are inconsistencies in how well teachers use assessment information to plan work that meets the needs of different pupil groups. Not all staff show clearly in marking how pupils can improve their work.

On occasions, opportunities are missed to encourage pupils to write at length. Not all leaders are adept at identifying specific areas for development and setting measurable targets against which success can be judged. When monitoring the extent to which they focus on the quality of learning is inconsistent.

Governors' training arrangements do not always ensure their training is refreshed regularly.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average primary school. Pupils come from a predominantly White British background.

The next largest minority ethnic group consists of pupils from an Any other White background. A below-average number of pupils, supported under the pupil premium, are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils at school action is well above average.

The proportion of pupils at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The main needs of these pupils relate to specific learning and behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. The government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress, were met in 2012 by the school.