Good Ofsted recognises hard work of staff, children and parents at Crediton school

By Crediton Courier Newspaper in Local People

HAYWARD’S Primary School community are celebrating a good Ofsted result which has recognised the hard work of the staff, children and parents at the Crediton school.

The headteacher, Emma Summerfield said: "The governors were delighted with the result and felt strongly that it should be celebrated.

"Safeguarding was championed - everyone understands their care of duty to the children and we are pleased that the report recognised the good support and the school’s ethos around thriving children."

The report stated: "Staff have good knowledge of pupils and families.

"This means that staff are sensitive to, and protective of, children who may have particular challenges.

"This contributes to the strong culture of safeguarding at Hayward’s.

"Pupils’ needs are well met by your carefully designed curriculum.

"Inspectors saw numerous examples of pupils’ deepening understanding and applying their knowledge and skills.

"Your staff know their pupils very well."

One parent, typical of many who left comments said: "A wonderful school with dedicated staff throughout, who care deeply about the welfare and outcomes of all pupils.

"My children have thrived since being at this school and I would recommend it wholeheartedly."

The report added: "The employment of specialist teachers for sport and music has improved the quality of teaching and the interest and motivation of pupils in these areas.

"Behaviour is good...pupils show respect for one another and play well together.

"Pupils and parents say that bullying is rare and that staff are swift to tackle any instances that occur."

Emma added: "It has been four years since Hayward’s last Ofsted and staff have worked really hard during this time to maintain the standard.

"The school is in a really good position."

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