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Ofsted inspection at Tweeddale Primary School rates all areas to be good

Staff students and governors were delighted.

The recent Ofsted inspection at Tweeddale Primary School in January 2019 rated all areas to be good. Staff, students and governors at the school were delighted with the outcome of the inspection.

The inspection team found that leaders, governors and trustees had worked effectively to establish a strong curriculum and effective teaching since the academy opened. Consequently, pupils make good progress. They said that teachers have good subject knowledge which enables them to plan strong links across subjects.

The report reflects the hard work invested by the senior team, teachers and support staff at the school. 
 
Terrie Jerrom, Headteacher, said: “I would like to say how very proud of the whole School community I am, it is a significant achievement and I would like to take this opportunity to praise the children for their hard work and positive attitude that makes our school as good as it can be.”

Will Smith, CEO of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, said: “We are thrilled for the whole Tweeddale Primary School community. The report is further evidence of the impact of the hard work of all staff, pupils, governors and the support from the Greenshaw Learning Trust.”

Some highlights from the report:

“Leaders at all levels have thought carefully about the right approaches to enable them to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which meets their pupils’ needs. Leaders have focused on building pupils’ attitudes to learning and their confidence in themselves as learners. Consequently, these are well developed, particularly in the older learners.”

“Relationships across the school, between adults and pupils and among pupils, are very positive. Staff model how to treat each other with respect.”

“Children get off to a good start in the early years. They settle very quickly because routines are clear and expectations are easy to follow. Good-quality teaching ensures that children make strong progress from their starting points.”

“Both the board of trustees and the local governing body are effective because they have a strong understanding of the school’s context, its strengths and the priorities for improvement and are committed to improving outcomes for the pupils the school serves.”

Inspection findings:

  • Leaders, governors and trustees have worked effectively to establish a strong curriculum and effective teaching since the academy opened. Consequently, pupils make good progress.
  • Leaders at all levels contribute to improving provision and outcomes in their area of responsibility. The trust provides effective support and training to help them develop the necessary skills.
  • The curriculum meets the needs of disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) well.
  • Teachers have good subject knowledge which enables them to plan strong links across subjects.
  • Pupils are very positive about their school. They conduct themselves well in lessons, around the building and in the playground.
  • Pupils feel safe at school and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe, especially online.
  • Leaders foster pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils appreciate diversity and understand that tolerance helps people get along together.

To view the full report, please download it below.