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OFSTED “GOOD” JULY 2018

wholeschoolNORTHGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GREAT YARMOUTH

OFSTED “GOOD” JULY 2018 and

NURTURE QUALITY MARK FOR THE 4TH SUCCESSIVE TIME - THE ONLY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY TO HAVE ACHIEVED THIS

We are celebrating with a day of storytelling with John Harris and a band concert by The Austin Beats.

NURTURE: We were visited in May by an Assessor looking at our Nurture provision in the two Nurture groups and across the school. Findings included: the standard of care within the nurture group continues to be extremely good; children feel safe and secure; the children are encouraged to develop a good range of social and personal skills; it was a privilege to observe staff modelling a positive regard for each other, as well as the children, which encouraged the relationship between the staff and children to flourish.

The conclusion was that the school fulfils the criteria for achieving the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for another three years.

We are the only school in the country to have achieved reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive time.

OFSTED: A team of three inspectors came on day one, two on the second day. They spent time in classrooms, spoke to groups of staff and children and governors, listened to children read, looked at the work in their books and spoke to parents on the playground.

The outcome of the visit is that we are a good school in every area.

Comments included: pastoral care and nurture are strengths of the school; children are enthusiastic learners with high aspirations; everyone works cohesively to meet the needs of all pupils; the wealth of expertise of all staff enables pupils to settle, thrive and make good progress; the curriculum develops pupils to be good and caring citizens; disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are supported well to make good progress; there is a strong safeguarding culture where pupils’ well-being is a priority; pupils show a love of learning; pupils are lively and sociable; early years is well led and managed.

The report has many comments about how well pupils learn and make good progress over time, mentioning how well mathematics and phonics skills are taught and praising the broad and balanced curriculum, effectiveness of enrichment to deepen learning and clear progression across year groups.

There were several comments about how positive our parents and governors are and how confident they are that we are exciting and inspiring children.

We are very pleased that our tireless commitment to offering a fully inclusive and relevant education delivered in an atmosphere of support and nurture has been recognised in this report. We thank everyone in school who contributed and especially to our loyal, caring and enthusiastic staff and our children.

We are committed to doing the best for our children, you are why we are here!

Mrs Lindsay Hanger

Head Teacher

House Captains

Do GbOjX0AAtnh6Congratulations to our newly appointed House Captains. We've looking forward to seeing you take on your new responsibilities.

Morning of live music!

Massive thanks to Norfolk Music Hub for a wonderful morning of Live Music today. We learnt about the different instruments and heard the theme songs of some of our favourite films.DfFj4ixXUAEN2dF

Cycle Saftey

DdZzJwBW4AA2otqGreat to see children in Year 4 and 5 learning how to look after their bikes and cycle safely.

Pupil Questionnaires

EYFS and KS1 Questionnaire for Children on Teaching and Learning

2018

Total children 166

 

     

I am happy at school

85.7%

(144)

10.1%

(17)

4.1%

(7)

I have lots of friends

83.1%

(138)

13.8%

(23)

3.0%

(5)

I learn new things

90.3%

(150)

7.8%

(13)

1.8%

(3)

I have someone to talk to if I am worried

83.7%

(139)

12.6%

(21)

3.6%

(6)

I feel safe at school

87.3%

(145)

7.8%

(13)

4.8%

(8)

I feel proud of my work

89.2%

(149)

7.1%

(12)

2.3%

(4)

 

 

Results of KS2 Teaching and Learning Questionnaire 2018

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

1. Lessons are interesting and often fun.

39.7%

33.1%

20.5%

4.7%

2. I learn something new in lessons.

53.2%

36.8%

5.9%

3.9%

3. The teacher always expects me to work hard

    and do my best.

77.7%

16.2%

3.3%

2.7%

4. The teacher gives me encouragement and the

    confidence that I can do it.

57.7%

31.5%

6.7%

4%

5. I am encouraged to ask questions and show

    curiosity.

48.6%

26%

20%

5.3%

6. I find it easy to ask the teacher when I need

    help.

46.9%

26.7%

17.4%

9.3%

7. If I’m stuck, the teacher spends time helping me

    over the difficulty.

48.6%

25.6%

18.3%

7.4%

8. I am trusted and encouraged to do things for

   myself.

59.5%

22.6%

9.9%

7.8%

9. I am often involved in reviewing my work and

    setting my own targets.

52.%

26.3%

9.4%

12.1%

10. I know what I need to do to make progress in

    my work.

53%

29.5%

11.4%

6%

Additional Comments of note

What are the best things about lessons in school?

  • Working with friends
  • Talking Partners
  • Learning different languages

If you could change one thing about the lessons what would it be?

  • More learning at tables, not on the carpet.
  • More lessons based on what we find hard.
  • More tech/resources

 

 

Results of KS2 School Life Questionnaire - 2018

 

Strongly agree

Agree

Disagree

Strongly

Disagree

1. The school is a safe and happy place.

59.7%

35.7%

3.89%

0.64%

2. Pupils in the school behave well.

20.3%

50.9%

23.5%

5.09%

3. Older pupils help younger ones.

53.5%

30.7%

13%

2.6%

4. A lot of emphasis is placed on praising pupils and

    rewarding them for good work and behaviour.

69.1%

26.8%

3.3%

0.67%

5. The school deals quickly and effectively with any

    bullying.

45%

37.9%

10%

6.5%

6. There is an adult in school I feel I could talk to

    if I had a personal problem.

70.7%

23.5%

1.9%

3.8%

7. Every pupil in the school is treated fairly and  

    equally.

59.8%

29.6%

9.2%

1.3%

8. All pupils have a chance to take part in a range of

    activities in school.

66.8%

25.8%

4.7%

2.6%

9. I feel that the school listens to what I have to

    say.

40.6%

48.6%

8%

2.6%

10. There are places for pupils to go and interesting

     things to do outside lessons.

53%

34.6%

10.8%

1.3%

Additional Pupil Comments of note

What are the best things about school?

  • Toast hut
  • Everyone is equal
  • Every time I step into the school I feel happy (Y4 Pupil)
  • Choice of clubs

If you could change anything about the school, what would it be?

  • Trust Y5 to be in school alone at break and lunchtimes
  • Sports for girls to do at lunchtimes
  • KS1 and KS2 assemblies together.
  • Be outside more
  • Our school dinners should be free like those of the younger children.

 

Christmas Fayre

christmas fayreNorthgate Primary School’s Infant Choir participated in singing in the Market Place for the Christmas Fayre. It was very cold standing up on the stage but all the children enjoyed themselves. They were able to sing to their families 2 Christmas songs they had learnt.