All Saints Anglican/Methodist Primary School


Name All Saints Anglican/Methodist Primary School
Website http://www.elstonallsaints.notts.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 March 2019
Address Top Street, Elston, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5NP
Phone Number 01636525324
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England/Methodist
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 101 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Percentage Free School Meals 3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

information about the teaching of phonics and reading, and about the use of the

school’s online assessment system. The school’s leader for children with SEND sets clear expectations for these children. Adults support these children well and tasks match their needs. Leaders seek external support from speech and language services or early years special needs teams when appropriate. There are currently no children in the early years who are eligible for the pupil premium grant. Teachers use the school’s online assessment system to monitor the progress that children are making towards the early learning goals. Teachers use this information to plan for children’s next steps in learning. However, teachers are not always aware of children’s achievements at home and some steps in their learning are missed. Occasionally, adults do not move children on quickly enough in their learning. Some children continue to repeat tasks they have already demonstrated that they can do. Staff do not always use assessment information sharply enough to ensure that children’s next steps in learning closely meet their needs. School details Unique reference number 122799 Local authority Nottinghamshire County Council Inspection number 10087408 This inspection was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. The inspection was also deemed a section 5 inspection under the same Act. Type of school Primary School category Maintained Age range of pupils 4 to 11 Gender of pupils Mixed Number of pupils on the school roll 109 Appropriate authority The governing body Chair Sarah Dennis Headteacher Lisa Richmond Telephone number 01636 525 324 Website www.elstonallsaints.notts.sch.uk Email address [email protected] Date of previous inspection 6 to 7 April 2011

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school experienced a period of decline after the last inspection. The current senior leadership team have responded well to previously unresolved issues and have brought about significant change. The school has improved considerably. The school’s curriculum is varied and inspiring. Pupils learn well across the curriculum, and expectations of pupils are high in all subjects. The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) is a strength. Pupils receive a wide range of opportunities to appreciate art, different cultures and to reflect on their own thoughts and opinions. Leaders have ensured that parents and carers understand the need for regular attendance at school. Rates of attendance are consistently above the national average. Governors are determined to provide challenge and support for the school’s leaders. They have a comprehensive understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. Leaders’ use of assessment information means they know how well pupils are attaining. However, systems for monitoring progress are not sharp enough for them to know how well pupils are performing between key stages. Leaders have established a strong culture for safeguarding pupils. Staff understand their duty to pass on any concerns. Pupils behave very well. They play happily together and are respectful of the views of others. They recognise the importance of diversity and equality. Pupils are confident, independent and self-assured learners. They take pride in their work and express their views well. Teachers plan for mixed-age classes well. They skilfully develop and deepen pupils’ learning, using demonstration and questioning. Teaching assistants work collaboratively with teachers. They take on many different roles during the school day to develop pupils’ learning across the curriculum. The quality of teaching and learning in the early years declined after the last inspection. It is improving rapidly. However, occasionally teachers are not using assessment information well enough to plan for children’s next steps in learning. Attainment for pupils in mathematics at the end of key stage 2 is below average. Occasionally, tasks set do not provide enough challenge. A few pupils do not make as much progress as they should.