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Pupils love coming to high achieving Tiverton primary with “fantastic” staff

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Pupils love coming to a high achieving Tiverton primary which continues to be a good school with high expectations, according to education inspectors.

They say every pupil who completed their survey said they would recommend Two Moors Primary to friends.

Parents are very supportive and the inspectors say one comment captures the general feeling.

The parent told them:

“My child loves going to school and is very well supported, cared for and nurtured by the fantastic staff.”

Inspectors from Ofsted spent two days at Two Moors Primary last month and have now confirmed it remains a good school.

That follows a “good” judgement in 2017 since when the national inspection regime has been made much tougher.

In a new report, senior Ofsted inspector Matt Middlemore says: “Pupils love coming to school.

“Leaders have instilled a culture of high expectations. Pupils rise to these expectations well . They work hard in lessons and are proud of their learning.”

Mr Middlemore says school leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum which pupils enjoy.

He adds: “Across the school, pupils do well in mathematics. All members of the school community share a love of reading (and) pupils become confident readers by the time they leave Year 6.

“Visitors help pupils to learn about resilience and different career prospects. Pupils have many opportunities to take on leadership roles, such as becoming a sports leader or a mental health ambassador. They relish these opportunities.”

He says the school is calm and has a purposeful atmosphere and pupils play happily together during social times. Poor behaviour is rare.

There is a strong culture of safeguarding across the school, pupils feel safe and children and their families benefit from effective pastoral support. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs progress well through the curriculum.

Mr Middlemore continues: “Pupils enjoy the various clubs and extra-curricular activities on offer . Pupils talk enthusiastically about how recent trips and visitors help them to understand what they are learning They say that these experiences bring learning alive.”

For Two Moors to get even better, Mr Middlemore says all teachers should use assessment information fully to ensure pupils know more and remember more and reach their full potential.

Headteacher Caroline Buckley said: “Staff have worked hard over many years to develop high quality provision for our children and we are delighted that the strength of the staff team has been recognised, the children’s enjoyment in learning and pride in their work.”