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Walkington Primary School Ofsted inspection – June 2019
Walkington Primary School – Ofsted inspections
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What parents and carers think about the school.
How up to date the school buildings are, including any boarding school living accommodation.
How any problems or complaints are dealt with.
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“The broad curriculum provides a wide range of enriching experiences for pupils.”
“From the moment pupils enter the school each day, they are greeted with respect and a genuine sense of care from the adults in the building.”
“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.”
“Exciting activities, such as visits to places of worship, generate high levels of
interest and curiosity about the themes that pupils are studying.”
“The school is a calm, orderly and purposeful place for pupils to make the most of their learning.”
“The profile of sport has been raised and more pupils now compete in sporting
“Leaders are well trained and use their knowledge of special educational needs to identify specific requirements at an early stage and provide timely support.”
“Pupils behave well and are polite, articulate and respectful.”
“The teaching of reading is good. There is a consistent approach to the teaching of
“Parents and carers who offered their views to inspectors were overwhelmingly positive about the experiences of their children.”
“Improvements in the teaching of mathematics have helped to increase pupils’ progress and improve pupils’ ability to solve mathematical
“Adults give pupils
opportunities to share ideas and challenge their own thinking and this helps them to articulate their opinions with confidence.”
“The quality of teaching at Walkington Primary is underpinned by warm and caring
relationships between staff and pupils.”
“Staff encourage pupils to be resilient and take risks. Pupils know it is all right to get things wrong and that this is part of the process of learning.”
“Good teaching through early years and in key stage 1 ensures that the proportion of pupils passing the Year 1 phonics screening check is consistently above average.”
“Older pupils develop a good understanding of what they read. Leaders promote a love of reading and pupils say the school provides them with high-quality texts.”
“By the end of Year 6, outcomes are high in reading and writing. In reading, they are
“The passionate and effective leadership of senior leaders and the commitment of the staff have sustained the good quality of education at the school.”
“In all key stages, pupils are now making good progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.”
“Teachers plan interesting activities that motivate the pupils. Staff ensure that all pupils are valued and included in learning.”
“In mathematics lessons, resources are used well to enable pupils to visualise abstract ideas and to get a more secure understanding of number.”
“The school’s welcoming and caring ethos is central to its work in raising standards for
“Effective safeguarding procedures are in place. All staff have a clear understanding of how to keep pupils safe.”
“Staff welcome the professional development they receive and say that this makes a real difference to the quality of their teaching.”
“Governors are ambitious for the school. They challenge and support leaders effectively.”
“Governors have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and
are clear about priorities and plans for improvement.”
“Teachers use their good subject knowledge to plan interesting tasks that engage
“Pupils listen to the opinions of others and are keen to offer their views considerately and respectfully.”
“Learning in early years gets off to a good start. As a result of effective teaching and provision, children progress well from their starting points.”
Mr Chris Bullough – Headteacher
Mr Chris Howard – Chair of Governors
Walkington Primary School,
East Riding Of Yorkshire,
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