Welton St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy

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About Welton St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy

Name Welton St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy
Website http://www.welton-st-marys.lincs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Nicola Gough
Address School Drive, Welton, Lincoln, LN2 3LA
Phone Number 01673860339
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 381
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection


Welton St Mary's Church of England Primary Academy continues to be a good school.

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils flourish at this school. Staff expect pupils to behave well and to work hard.

They do. Pupils' behaviour and conduct are exemplary. Incidents of bullying and low-level disruption are extremely rare.

Pupils are enthusiastic about learning and are keen to succeed. They enjoy the responsibility of being house captains, globe guardians, play leaders and librarians. Pupils say they enjoy school and are happy and safe here.

The school values of peace, harmony and respect shine through. Pupils know these well. They have many opportunities to dev...elop their talents and interests.

There are many sports clubs, a choir and a gardening club. Pupils are aware of their local area and its history. There are often visits to Welton village, to Lincoln Castle and to the cathedral.

Pupils frequently collect items for the local food bank and take part in community events. They are being prepared well to be thoughtful and responsible citizens.

Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive in their views of the school.

Typical comments were, 'My child has come on in leaps and bounds in all areas', and 'The children are at the centre of everything the school does.'

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

Leaders have designed and written a well-designed curriculum. They have thought carefully about what they want pupils to learn and when they want them to learn it.

In the early years, for example, children learn about people who help us. This includes learning about the role of nurses and the fire service. This prepares them well for later learning in key stage 1 about Florence Nightingale, and the Great Fire of London.

Leaders have not yet had the opportunity to fully measure the impact of the curriculum on pupils' learning. It has not yet run in school for a full academic year.

Teachers have good subject knowledge.

They explain tasks carefully and clearly. Pupils in Year 5 were enjoying the challenge of learning about time and the difference between am and pm. Teachers use symbols and pictures to help pupils remember key pieces of information.

Pupils say these are useful. They help them to verbally explain their ideas.

There is a sensible approach to assessment.

In mathematics, teachers provide pupils with a daily 'fluent in 5'. These are quick-fire questions and reminders of content that has previously been learned. Pupils say these are helpful.

There are also end of unit tests. These help teachers to understand what pupils have learned and to identify the content that needs to be revisited.

The teaching of phonics and early reading is a strength.

Leaders ensure that staff receive effective training. Consequently, the phonics programme is taught consistently well throughout the school. Staff ensure that reading books match the letter sounds that pupils are learning.

Frequent and accurate assessments mean that any pupil who might be falling behind is spotted quickly. Staff want pupils to 'keep up rather than catch up'. Pupils say they have many opportunities to read during the day.

There is a good range of appropriate and challenging books from which they can choose.

The curriculum for pupils' personal development is a strength of the school. Pupils are being prepared well for life in modern Britain.

They have a good understanding of faiths that are different to their own. Pupils' mental and physical health is well considered. Pupils can talk with a trained learning mentor should they have a worry.

The 'daily mile' and outdoor learning activities encourage pupils to be physically active.

Pupils who need extra help or who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are spotted quickly. They are given effective support that helps them to access the full curriculum.

Staff have received appropriate training in areas such as autism awareness. Support plans that identify pupils' needs, their targets and the extra help that is required are not sharp enough. They do not identify which adult is providing the extra support and when the targets should be evaluated.

There is a well-planned curriculum for children in the early years. The classrooms and outdoor area are well designed and resourced. Children enjoy a wide range of activities.

There are opportunities for them to develop their mathematical and English skills as well as to be creative. The early years is busy and purposeful. Children can sustain their concentration.

They complete the activities very well. Relationships between children and adults are warm and positive. The children are being prepared well for Year 1.

The governing body has a good mix of skills and experience. It is holding leaders fully to account for their actions. A small number of staff say that leaders do not always take account of their well-being or workload.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders and staff have received effective safeguarding training. They are aware of the latest guidance around peer-on-peer abuse and harmful sexual behaviours.

Staff are alert to the potential signs of abuse or neglect. Leaders keep comprehensive records. There are good links with outside agencies who help to support pupils and families when the need arises.

The single central record meets requirements. The arrangements for the safer recruitment of staff are robust.

The curriculum has age-appropriate information for pupils around relationships, sex and health education.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• The curriculum has not yet been implemented in school for a full academic year. Subject leaders have not yet been able to fully evaluate its impact. They do not know precisely which areas of the curriculum pupils have learned and which areas they have not.

Senior leaders should ensure that subject leaders receive the necessary time, support and training for them to effectively check the impact of the curriculum in their subject area(s). ? The support plans for pupils with SEND are not sharp enough. They do not contain precise enough information.

Details around which adults will provide the extra support for pupils and when pupils' targets will be evaluated are missing. Senior leaders should ensure that the future support plans contain this information, which will help pupils with SEND to be better supported in their learning.Background

When we have judged a school to be good, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called a section 8 inspection of a good or outstanding school, because it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection. However, if we find evidence that a school would now receive a higher or lower grade, then the next inspection will be a section 5 inspection.

Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the section 8 inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will deem the section 8 inspection as a section 5 inspection immediately.

This is the second section 8 inspection since we judged the school to be good in January 2017.

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