Norton Canes Primary Academy

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About Norton Canes Primary Academy

Name Norton Canes Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Beth Hadley
Address School Road, Norton Canes, Cannock, WS11 9SQ
Phone Number 01543279402
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 215
Local Authority Staffordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The new headteacher's drive and high expectations have been central to the recent improvements of the school. Effective support from the multi-academy trust and leaders from the partner school have secured improvements in the quality of teaching. An inclusive and nurturing ethos pervades the school.

Staff are attentive and support pupils' emotional well-being effectively. Pupils who have complex needs are manged superbly. Since July 2018, outcomes have risen.

Pupils' starting points on entry to school are typically low. Good teaching enables pupils to progress well. Leaders are developing the curriculum.

This is particularly the in history, geography and music, where pupils' knowledge and understanding develop well. The teaching of reading is having a positive impact on pupils' enjoyment. Pupils develop their skills through a wide range of texts, and their progress is carefully monitored by staff.

The teaching of mathematics is improving. However, the level of challenge provided is inconsistent in key stage 2. Pupils enjoy writing at length and across a range of genres.

Handwriting skills are not used consistently and neatly in pupils' writing. Pupils behave well in lessons and at social times. They have positive attitudes to learning.

Early years is well led. Staff in Nursery and Reception manage children's emotions and behaviour very well. Activities provided enable children to make good progress.

Too few opportunities are provided that enable children to think more deeply when engaged in play. The pupil premium funding is put to good use. Disadvantaged pupils benefit from the school's strategies.

The physical education (PE) and sport premium has been effective. Pupils receive a broad range of physical and sport-related opportunities both within and after the school day. The local governing body now provides appropriate challenge to school leaders.

School improvement support provided by the multi-academy trust has been effective, particularly in relation to developing the quality of teaching. The safeguarding culture in school is good. Staff take their responsibilities seriously.

Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe.

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. A large majority of pupils come from a White British background.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. The school has a Nursery and it has provision for two-year-olds.

The school is a sponsored academy and is part of REAch2 multi-academy trust. The trust is responsible for managing the school, with local decision-making delegated to the governing body and the headteacher. The school receives support from its partner school in Warwickshire, which is also led and managed by the headteacher.

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