“What a wonderful and special school!” These were the positive views of parents at Grindleton CE Primary School during their recent Ofsted and SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools).
Day-to-day teaching is good because of the trusting relationships, effective teaching strategies and lively curriculum which meets pupils’ needs and interests. Children at Grindleton are confident and articulate learners who are willing to share their ideas and work hard. Reception children showed high levels of curiosity and imagination using their knowledge of the world very well in their work ensuring that they all achieved success.
The curriculum has been effectively tailored to meet the needs of pupils and good account is taken of pupil’s prior learning so skills are progressively built on. RE is valued in school and standards are good and outstanding elements of teaching were seen.
The SIAS inspector found Christian values nourish and challenge the children and impact on their personal development and excellent behaviour. Pupils are polite and curious and know how the school expects them to behave. Partnerships with parents are excellent and they are very supportive of the school. The strong relationship with the church and village means children have a very good understanding of their local community.