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‘Good’ Ofsted report for Christ Church Upper Armley Primary School

An ethos of ‘inclusion and respect’ runs through Christ Church Upper Armley Primary School, Ofsted inspectors have said.

The school, on Theaker Lane, was rated as ‘good’ by inspectors in all five categories, including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.

“Teachers and pupils understand and follow the clear system for promoting good behaviour. There is a strong culture of positive rewards and recognition,” the report states. “Staff have high expectations of all pupils. Most pupils behave well in lessons and at social times.”

Inspectors praised reading provision but added: “Leaders use assessment well to identify gaps in learning. However, teachers do not structure lessons to meet the needs of some of the weakest readers. These pupils do not have the phonic knowledge to access the same learning as their peers. Therefore, essential learning time is lost.”

There’s also praise for the school’s maths provision and the personal development curriculum, but the report notes too many pupils arrive late to school each day.

The report can be read in full here.

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