Weeting Church of England Primary School

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Weeting Church of England Primary School


Name Weeting Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.trinitypartnership.norfolk.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Address Main Road, Weeting, Brandon, IP27 0QQ
Phone Number 01842810587
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 102 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.5
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Ely Multi-Academy Trust
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 23.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.4%
Persisitent Absence 16.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

The school is part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-academy Trust and also works in collaboration with two local schools as the Trinity Partnership. The board of trustees has overall responsibility for the school. They delegate responsibilities to the local governing body. The school is smaller than average, and pupils are taught in five classes. Some of these classes are mixed-age classes. There are currently no teachers in the school who worked in the school at the time of previous inspection. Most pupils are from a White British background. Very few are from minority ethnic backgrounds A new executive headteacher was appointed in September 2018. He left the school in the spring term 2019 and was replaced by the executive deputy headteacher as an interim measure. The executive deputy headteacher was not present during the inspection. The school is currently led by an experienced consultant headteacher, working alongside the school improvement director of the trust and he will take up the substantive executive headteacher post from September 2019. The school’s previous section 48 inspection of religious education was last carried out in July 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The pace of improvement since the previous inspection has been too slow. This is because : of turbulence in leadership. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment varies. At times, pupils make strong progress. However, this is not consistent across the whole school. Teachers’ expectations of what pupils can achieve are often not high enough. This means not enough pupils make good progress over time, especially the most able pupils. Some parents have lost faith in the school because of the instability in leadership. Parents also have concerns that bullying and poor behaviour are not dealt with well enough. However, inspection evidence does not confirm these views. Leaders are now taking the correct action to bring about improvement. However, it is too early for the full impact to be seen, partly because the roles of middle leaders are underdeveloped. The school has the following strengths The consultant headteacher has an accurate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. She has set about improving the school with great determination. The early years provision is good. Children thrive in the Reception class because they receive high-quality teaching in a nurturing environment. The trust has taken swift and decisive action to halt the decline in standards. Most pupils behave well in lessons. They are friendly, polite and get along with each other. Phonics is taught well in key stage 1. Pupils develop a secure understanding and can apply their knowledge in their reading and writing.