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Please find below some quotes taken from both schools most recent ofsted reports and a copy of the ofsted report. 

Witnesham Primary School

"Pupils flourish at Witnesham Primary School. Pupils expect to be happy and safe, and learn a lot. Kindness is important and evident throughout the school."

"Pupils wear their 'learning muscles' badges with pride. They represent how pupils learn important values."

"Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Many commented about the sense of a community and the way in which staff help children settle into school life."

"Pupils learn to talk about how they are feeling to staff that are on hand to hep them. As one pupil said, 'It is easy to speak to any adult, they will always help you'."

"'Governors know the school well."

Ofsted, November 2022

Otley Primary School

‘Pupils are enthusiastic and keen to learn’.

‘Pupils are unequivocal in their praise and help they can get from adults’.

‘Older pupils are good role models for younger pupils’.

‘Pupils access a broad curriculum’.

‘There are some high quality interventions supporting specific pupils to catch up’.

‘Leaders have worked diligently to support pupils with the most complex special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to get timely support. They have sought external professional specialist expertise to support pupils.’

‘Leaders’ approach to behaviour and attendance is thoughtful and well considered. Children in the early years settle well and are well cared for. They interact with their mixed-age classmates happily.’

‘The arrangements for safeguarding are effective’.

‘Leaders for attendance, safeguarding, SEND and behaviour work closely with vulnerable pupils and their families to support them as individuals. Attendance and behaviour this year have improved markedly for several pupils owing to this close-knit approach.’

Otley Ofsted March 2023