At Hurdsfield: only our best will do! That includes attendance. Is your attendance awesome?
The new headteacher has high aspirations for the school. His commitment to improving the quality of education is shared by staff, parents and governors. The actions he has taken, since his appointment in September 2017, have already had a positive impact on the standards being achieved across the school. He has developed comprehensive plans to secure further improvements.
Staff are fully supportive of the headteacher and support the changes that he has overseen since his appointment. There is a shared understanding among staff of what needs to improve further. All members of staff who responded to the staff survey said that the school is well led and managed and that leaders do all that they can to ensure that the school has a motivated, respected and effective teaching staff.
Parents’ views of the improvements made by leadership are very positive. All of those who responded to Parent View said that their children are happy at school, and an overwhelming majority would recommend the school to others. One parent wrote, ‘My children love every day. They’ve made good friends and have positive relationships with the adults at the school.’
There is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school. Staff are up to date with their training and understand their roles and responsibilities regarding safeguarding pupils. As a result, pupils feel safe and secure in school. They say that they are listened to if they have any problems.
Pupils are proud of their school. They talk confidently about their learning and the school’s ‘only the best will do’ values. Pupils’ work is regularly celebrated in the high quality displays around the school.
There are positive and warm relationships between adults and pupils. All of the parents who responded to the Parent View survey, and those spoken to during this inspection, stated that their children are happy at the school. Parents also spoke positively about ‘Feedback Friday’, the weekly opportunity that they are given to visit their child’s classroom and find out about what children have been learning.
Pupils told inspectors that behaviour at the school is almost always good and that bullying is extremely rare. They expressed confidence that members of staff would deal with any form of disruptive behaviour and said that there is always a member of staff on hand to offer help should they need it.
Below is a link to our latest KS2 SATs Results which are available from the DfE:
Year 6 SATs Summary 2018
Below is a comparative table showing our end of KS2 SATs results over the past three years:
|Number of Pupils||11 pupils||6 pupils||16 pupils|
|Subject||2016 (%)||2017 (%)||2018 (%)|
|Reading (reaching expected standard)||67||50||81 (+31)|
|Writing (reaching expected standard)||0||50||52 (+2)|
|Maths (reaching expected standard)||66||44||48 (+4)|
|Reading, Writing and Maths Combined||0||31||39 (+8)|
At Hurdsfield: only our best will do!