I have the absolute pleasure of sharing with you the Ofsted report from our recent inspection on the 16th and 17th June 2016. It is a delightful report which truly captures the journey the school has been on and the hard work of everyone involved. It celebrates your wonderful children who are a real credit to you and also shows the good relationships that we have with you. Please take the time to read through the whole report, but here are just a few highlights:
Cann Hall is a good school. It has improved significantly since the previous inspection.
Pupils’ personal development is outstanding. They respond very positively to the numerous excellent opportunities they are given to have a say in how their school is run.
In lessons and around the school, pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils say they feel safe in school and that staff care for them well.
The relationship with parents is strong; parents recognise the recent improvements in the quality of education provided for their children.
Cann Hall Primary provides a good-quality education for its pupils. School leaders, including governors, and staff share a strong determination to see the school build further on this solid foundation. In a short period of time, the outstanding leadership of the executive headteacher and head of school has driven rapid improvement in all aspects of the school. Changes already made have led to significant improvement, particularly in the quality of teaching, pupils’ personal development and their achievement. The ambition of ‘aiming high, changing lives’ is embedded in the attitudes of staff and pupils alike, and provides the foundation on which the school’s success is based. A lot is expected of everyone, but with it they are given the tools to succeed. A culture of high expectation has been established.
The relationship with parents is strong. Parents like the fact that staff are available at the school gates each morning. Parents said that the school had improved in the recent past. Nearly every parent responding to Parent View, Ofsted’s online survey, would recommend the school.
The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to Parent View feel their children are happy at school. Pupils’ excellent understanding of the school’s ‘core values’ is the bedrock on which the very positive and harmonious school community is built. In assemblies and lessons, pupils regularly discuss these values, such as ‘courage’ and ‘perseverance’, to deepen their understanding. As a result, they practise them in their everyday lives at school.
As I am sure you can imagine we are thrilled with the findings from the inspection. It has been a long journey from special measures to good which has been made easier with your continued support and your children’s incredible attitude to learning. We are incredibly proud to share this information with you.
Mrs S Crookes
Head of School