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Ofsted & SIAMS Reports

Ofsted report following our full inspection on 19th and 20th March 2024 

We are thrilled to share some fantastic insights from our recent Ofsted inspection! The report highlighted many wonderful aspects of Pitton CE Primary that contribute to the positive and nurturing environment we strive to create for all our students.

A Safe and Supportive Family Atmosphere:

The inspectors were particularly impressed by the strong relationships between our staff and pupils. These relationships are built on our core values of friendship, family, and fulfilment. Our students feel happy, safe, and have a trusted adult to turn to if they need help. This sense of community extends beyond the classroom, with older pupils acting as role models for the younger ones. The report itself describes the school as a "family of friends".

High Aspirations and Celebrating Success:

Our dedicated staff have high aspirations for all pupils, and the students themselves strive to meet these goals. They understand the importance of doing their best and appreciate the rewards they receive for making positive choices about their learning and behaviour. This focus on continuous improvement fosters a calm and purposeful atmosphere within the school.

A Curriculum that Inspires:

The inspectors commended our ambitious curriculum, designed to spark curiosity and ignite a love of learning. Subjects are carefully planned with important knowledge broken down into smaller, manageable steps that build upon each other over time. Teachers regularly check what students remember to ensure they are ready for the next level of learning.

Reading Takes Centre Stage:

Reading is a cornerstone of our curriculum, starting from the moment children enter Reception class. We provide books that match their reading level and offer ongoing support to ensure all students develop the skills and stamina to become confident readers. Regular visits to the school library and the library van further encourage a love for reading.

Supporting Every Learner:

Pitton CE Primary is a highly inclusive school. We are committed to providing a broad curriculum that is accessible and engaging for all students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Individual needs are carefully considered, and a tailored curriculum is provided for a small number of students with SEND.

Beyond Academics: Developing Well-Rounded Individuals:

We recognise that a child's education goes beyond academics. Our curriculum is designed to foster a healthy lifestyle and provides opportunities for reflection and self-growth. Students understand the importance of respecting the opinions of others and embrace the concept of fair treatment for all. Positions of responsibility, like playleaders and house captains, help them build confidence, while a variety of enrichment activities allows them to explore their talents and interests.

A Strong Team: Staff, Governors, and Parents:

The report also acknowledged the effective role of our trustees and local governing committee, who hold the school accountable and ensure resources are managed well. Our staff appreciates the supportive and collaborative environment, with opportunities for professional development to enhance their expertise.

We are incredibly proud of these positive findings and remain committed to continuous improvement. Together, we will ensure that Pitton CE Primary School continues to be a nurturing and academically stimulating environment where every child can reach their full potential.


SIAMS Report 2019