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Linchfield Community Primary School rated ‘Good’ in all areas

CIT - Community Inclusive Trust. Where learning comes first

Linchfield Community Primary School ended the 2022-23 academic year with an inspection by Ofsted, its first since converting to become an academy under the Community Inclusive Trust (CIT Academies) following an Inadequate judgement in 2020.

The school are delighted to announce that they were rated ‘Good’ in all areas!

Ofsted reported: “The ambitious, caring ethos of Linchfield is built on the values of respect, reflection, resourcefulness, responsibility and resilience. The ‘5Rs’ are the heart of the school.

Pupils feel valued and secure in this nurturing environment. A pupil summed up the views of others well when they said, ‘We are appreciated and listened to here, which makes us feel safe.’

Leaders have created a real buzz around reading. They have ensured that story time is an important and special part of the day. Pupils listen with bated breath as their teachers read to them.

Leaders have developed a strong curriculum. Plans set our exactly what pupils must learn and when they must learn it. Leaders ensure that teachers link current learning to past learning. This approach helps pupils to retain knowledge and make connections.

The leader with responsibility for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) makes sure that pupils receive support that is precisely matched to their individual needs. Teachers adapt lessons well so that pupils with SEND follow the same ambitious curriculum as everyone else.

Leaders ensure that pupils learn about the values and attitudes they need to be successful learners and well-rounded members of society. As a result, pupils hold welcoming and inclusive views towards difference and diversity. They understand the importance of equality.

Staff receive effective safeguarding training. Leaders frequently check to make sure that staff have the knowledge they need to keep pupils safe. Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe.”

Katie Brockington took on the role of Headteacher when Linchfield Primary School joined CIT Academies. She has worked tirelessly alongside the rest of the leadership team to transform the school, supported by staff, parents and pupils:

“We are delighted the school was judged as Good in all areas and the report demonstrates the considerable change that has taken place at the school. I am extremely proud of all the staff and pupils, and I feel the report reflects the efforts of our entire school community. We are determined to use this report as the foundation to continue to grow and develop in the future”.

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