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Pupils ‘thrive’ at The Littleton’s CE First School

The Littletons Church of England First school has been judged to be a good school in its recent Ofsted inspection. In their report, the inspectors highlighted the fact that the pupils ‘thrive’ at the school and ‘the headteacher’s calm and supportive approach makes everyone feel welcome.’

The Littletons First School has 133 pupils aged between 5 and 10 and is part of the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust. It was inspected by Ofsted in January when inspectors met with subject leaders for English, Mathematics and History, carried out lesson visits and looked at pupils’ books. Meetings were held with teachers and pupils to discuss teaching and learning.

The resulting report said: “Pupils at this small, rural first school are very happy. Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour; which pupils live up to. They live and breathe the academy’s values of caring, honesty, perseverance, respect and responsibility. Pupils are polite, kind and helpful to each other. Parents and carers say that their children flourish here [and] are nurtured and supported well to understand the wider world and their part in it as they grow up.”

Headteacher, Helen Brambani said: “It is a privilege to work at this fantastic village school where everyone is dedicated to achieving the very best for our children. We are delighted with the outcome of this glowing report”

The report praised the school’s teaching of reading, writing and maths, ‘Pupils love reading. There is a real buzz about reading in school’. Ofsted comments that the curriculum is ‘consistently well planned and delivered’ and ‘pupils behave well in lessons because they know what is expected of them.’ The report highlights the fact that ‘pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive effective support to succeed.’

Ofsted also said: “Learning at the Littletons extends well beyond the curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is well supported. They take part in lots of extra-curricular activities. For example, pupils meet at lunchtime to discuss how they can reduce plastic use in school and at home. Pupils run awareness campaigns and fundraising events such as collecting donations for the local food bank. Some pupils lead worship in school or take part in Young Voices, an annual, regional celebration of music.”

Claire Davies, CEO of the Diocese of Worcester Multi Academy Trust said: “We are exceptionally proud of all the staff, pupils, governors and families at The Littletons CE First School who have worked so hard to make this school such a special learning environment. This Ofsted outcome was well deserved and is an accurate reflection of the excellent provision in place for each pupil at the school.”

By Sam Setchell