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Paget Primary School, Paget Road, Pype Hayes, Birmingham

Ofsted

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Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2017.

Some of the comments from the Inspection Report include:

  • The curriculum is a strength of the school. It is broad, varied, and effectively supports pupils’ personal development.
  • The sports premium funding is spent well to promote physical education.
  • Pupils typically behave very well in school and on the playground. They are courteous and polite, and show respect to each other.
  • Children in the Nursery and Reception classes achieve well because the quality of teaching is effective. Nurturing staff build children’s confidence and keep them safe.
  • Extra funding for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is generally used well to support their progress.
  • The majority of parents have a positive opinion of the school. They say their children are happy to come to school.
  • The headteacher has high expectations of herself, the staff and pupils. She communicates these expectations clearly so no one is left in any doubt that ‘children come first’ at Paget Primary. There is a shared understanding and belief among staff, consistent with the school’s values, that ‘every child deserves a champion’.
  • There is a strong culture of safeguarding, where staff remain vigilant and promptly report any worries about pupils who may be at risk of harm.
  • Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning, particularly those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, or who speak English as an additional language.
  • The teaching in the ‘Panthers’ resourced provision for pupils who have an autistic spectrum disorder is a strength.
  • Where teaching is most effective, teachers rapidly determine pupils’ starting points, then adapt the planned learning carefully to build pupils’ confidence and understanding.
  • Teachers skilfully incorporate opportunities for pupils to successfully develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills across the curriculum.
  • The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is good.  Pupils feel safe in school and are safe.
  • There are strong relationships between pupils and staff. This supports the good attitudes that pupils have towards their learning and their desire to work hard.
  • A parent described the playground at lunchtime as ‘an oasis of fun’, and inspectors wholeheartedly agree. There are an impressive range of activities available for pupils to join in with if they choose.
  • Staff have clear expectations about pupils’ behaviour and follow the school’s policy consistently. As a result, pupils behave well, both inside classrooms and outside on the playground. They treat each other with respect and get along well together.
  • The proportion of pupils who passed the Year 1 phonics screening check has risen year-on-year, and was above the national figure in 2016.
  • Early years staff carefully nurture and develop children’s confidence and independence. From their typically low starting points, children make good progress, including disadvantaged children.
  • Senior leaders are persistent in their determination to eradicate any weaknesses in teaching and do not shy away from taking appropriate action when it does not improve quickly enough.

You can read the full report below:

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