Inspectors visited the school last month and have just published a report full of praise.
Relating to the experience of children attending the school in Carlton, inspectors said, ‘Pupils relish the friendly, can-do atmosphere at this school. They know that staff care about them. They respect their teachers and appreciate that they make learning fun. Pupils are unanimous that the headteacher has made sure the school has got better and better.’
Inspectors also say pupils are keen readers, well behaved and feel safe at the school.
The report also found that Leaders have high expectations and that this has ‘improved the quality of education throughout the school.’
Teachers are praised for good subject knowledge and ensuring that ‘…phonics and early reading are taught well from the start.’
The inspectors praised the Flying High Trust saying the support it provides ensures that ongoing training from specialist subject leaders enables ‘teachers to fine-tune what they teach, so pupils achieve the best they can.’
Head Teacher Nina Capek said that she is delighted that the report recognises the positive changes at the school. “The last three years have seen many changes to our building, to teaching methods, raising expectations and working in partnership with parents and other Trust schools and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and commitment to our school and children.
“We have all been so determined to follow our school ethos of “DREAM BIG and AIM HIGH’ to ensure that children receive the very best primary school education. It is fantastic that Ofsted have validated the work we do, but we do it because we want Haddon children to flourish and the report reflects that they are happy, keen learners and that they are a credit to their families, their school and the community.”
CEO of The Flying High Trust, Chris Wheatley said, “We are delighted that this report reflects the positive step change that has taken place at Haddon. This is a thriving and vibrant school which delivers academically, benefits from a wide curriculum and provides enriching opportunities and experiences for pupils.
“Both the high praise for the children at the school, and that of the dedication of school leaders and staff are thoroughly deserved and we know that the school will go from strength to strength.”