We had wonderful feedback from parents following Connect and Reflect about the progress seen in children's books from the start of the year. We wanted to formally capture this.
This week, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Brown did a monitoring activity of the quality of teaching and learning across school. This is normal practice in schools. We use a framework which identifies the fundamental features of quality teaching and talk to children, observe lessons and look at children's books for evidence.
We were delighted by what we saw and in particular the impact of the positive and restorative approach we have taken to behaviour.
All classes had a clear and structured routine which settled children quickly and created a positive atmosphere for learning. Behaviour was exemplary in all classes. The quality of work and teacher's expectations were high with a good level of support being given to children who needed it.
Children were engaged in learning, answering questions with enthusiasm, working through their mistakes and taking pride in presentation and completion of tasks.
I have attached some work from each class as the progress and the learning journey they take from class 1 to 4 is incredible and thanks to the skill and commitment of our staff.