Ofsted

Here at Craven, we could not be happier to announce that we have been judged

OUTSTANDING

By Ofsted (September 2016)

You can read our latest Ofsted Inspection report on our Statutory Information page here.

What were our ways forward?

  • Encourage pupils to apply their previous knowledge and skills more confidently when tackling new work, particularly when solving problems in mathematics or conducting investigations in subjects such as history and science. 
  • Ensure that pupils apply their basic skills of spelling, grammar, punctuation and handwriting accurately in all their written work.

Way forward

What have we done to adress it?

Encourage pupils to apply their previous knowledge and skills more confidently when tackling new work, particularly when solving problems in mathematics or conducting investigations in subjects such as history and science.

  • Introduced the research based concept of 'spacing' between skills ensuring that they are revisited shortly after learning them. 
  • The curriculum has redesigned to ensure that children are using previous knowledge and skills when they encounter new content.
  • Prior reading and maths skills are revisited in the weekly homework.
  • Maths lessons incorporate a graduated approach from fluency through to problem solving where pupils are required to use fluency skills they have learnt that week to solve problems.

Ensure that pupils apply their basic skills of spelling, grammar, punctuation and handwriting accurately in all their written work.

  • Redesigned our writing currriculum to include genre specific grammar features that children can apply in their writing.
  • Included Pen Licences
  • Half Termly Spelling Bee
  • Introduced 'Wild Card' Spellings where children have to apply the spelling rule to an unfamiliar word.
  • Feedforward Marking identifies individuals spellings and gives children ongoing feedback as to the progress of their spellings.
  • Feedforward marking involves 'Presentation Watch' which lets children  know that teachers are monitoring a drop in their presentation, or celebrating an improvement in it.
  • All writing units to include a published piece which children complete in their best handwriting.
  • Grammar tasks no longer take place in isolation. All grammar tasks are designed in the context of the writing journey and help children to create sentences using the appropriate grammer features that can be inlcluded in their lessons.