Our latest Ofsted inspection was in November 2016. Ofsted said that this is a good school with outstanding provision in the early years. Have a read of some of the highlights from the report below or click on the link to read the report in full.
‘The leadership of the headteacher is good. She demonstrates compassion for children and a steely determination for all to succeed.’
‘The headteacher is ably supported by a strong senior team and the school governance committee. Together, they articulate the vision and ambition to inspire all.’
‘The curriculum is extremely broad and well balanced. It enables all groups of pupils to pursue their personal interests and academic development. The effectiveness of the curriculum is refelected in the strong progress pupils make as they move through the school.’
‘Staff at the school know the precise needs of each pupil very well. The detailed knowledge they hold is used very carefully to tailor support for each pupil. The additional resource allocated for those pupils who have special educational and / or disabilities is considered with care and attention to detail.’
‘Pupils have a very well-developed understanding of how to be a successful learner. In lessons they debate and discuss their learning in a considered and thoughtful manner. Pupils’ deep understanding of others’ views is reflected in the harmonious way they work and learn together.’
‘Pupils’ reading skills develop rapidly due to the interesting and varied themes and topics covered. Teachers build on the strong, lively and engaging teaching of phonics successfully further up the school through spelling, punctuation and formal grammar activities in the English curriculum. High-quality, challenging texts sustain the older most able pupils’ strong learning and provoke challenging debates on topics.’
‘Effective teaching promotes pupils’ strong relationships with other pupils and staff. A culture of mutual respect and tolerance is evident across the school’s work.’
All Ofsted reports on Ayios Nikolaos Primary School are available on the Ofsted website.