Information about the School
Hatfeild is a larger than average primary school.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is slightly below average.
The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils entitled to free school meals) is below the national average though with some variation between year groups.
Most pupils are of White British heritage. A minority are from a range of minority ethnic groups.
The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is broadly average.
The school has a breakfast club which is managed by the school and an after-school club which is not managed by the school. The latest report for the after-school club can be found on the Ofsted website.
There have been some changes to the leadership team and the Early Years Foundation Stage leader joined the school in September 2012.
Hatfeild is a good school because……
The school is an attractive and lively place where pupils are well taught and enjoy their learning.
The Nursery and Reception classes give children a good start to their education in a colourful and friendly environment.
Pupils are achieving well and they are now making faster progress than at the time of the previous inspection. They make particularly good progress in reading.
Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those for whom English is an additional language make good progress as a result of well-planned support.
Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are polite, friendly, keen to learn and cooperate exceptionally well with each other in class.
They feel very safe in school.
Teaching is good and some is of high quality.
Teachers give pupils good feedback and set suitable targets so that pupils know what to do to improve their work.
The headteacher and leadership team, together with governors, have improved teaching and achievement since the previous inspection.
Pupils join in enthusiastically in many interesting activities and clubs all of which help to promote good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Attendance has improved and is better than the national average.
It is not yet an outstanding school because…….
Progress in writing and mathematics is not yet as good as it is in reading.
Work in lessons is not always matched accurately enough to the abilities of all pupils.
Planning in English and mathematics is not always sharply focused enough on anticipating what pupils are likely to find most difficult, as well as ensuring that lessons cover the essential subject knowledge and skills.
The following improvement plan details how the school aims to move towards an outstanding judgement at its next Ofsted inspection.
What the school needs to do to improve further
Priority 1: To continue to improve the quality of Teaching and Learning
- Ensure that teachers continue to focus strongly on the quality of pupils learning through good or outstanding teaching
- Embed the changes following assessment without levels to ensure consistent Assessment for Learning
- Develop the role of subject leaders to ensure skills progression and quality of teaching in their subject.
Priority 2: Development of the use of ICT (2nd Year)
- Staff more confident to use ICT to support the learning at Hatfeild Primary School
- The use of ICT supports the development of the wider curriculum at Hatfeild Primary School.
Priority 3: Development of the ARP for autistic children at Hatfeild
- Create an ARP that caters for the needs of pupils with ASD
- Establish positive links with professionals throughout the Local Authority.
Priority 4: Development of the Foundation Stage
- To further develop the outdoor learning environment
- All observations recorded support the assessment of the children's learning and development to aid progression and outcomes
- To create greater links with our Private and Voluntary Sector settings.