Press release Ofsted- 10th Jan 2016
‘I am so happy that my children come to this school’ are regular comments made my parents of the pupils who are part of Humberston Cloverfields Academy, which has been recently recognised as maintaining its good school status by OFSTED, as well as being a welcoming and inclusive place to learn.
OFSTED has confirmed that Humberston Cloverfields is a school that provides memorable learning for pupils within a ‘vibrant and practical curriculum’, balancing it with a rigorous approach in delivering the teaching of basic skills, thus ensuring that strong teacher subject knowledge ambitiously prepares pupils well for future careers.
In an ever-challenging climate for education, Carole Spruce, Principal, alongside governors and staff, has, with strong determination, successfully steered the school to being a place where children are cared deeply about, where pupils are well supported for their individual needs, are safe and are making good progress. The relentless drive and leadership of the school, in partnership with Enquire Learning Trust, has led to the quality of the teaching across the entire school to be consistently good or better.
The inspection highlighted the confidence in which pupils read and enjoy books, with the children keen to share their enjoyment of the school’s double decker ‘Reading Library Bus’. Pupils speak with excitement about how they are involved in book resourcing, saying that ‘most of the books are for you to enjoy and some are focused on improving your learning.’
Pupils’ attitudes to learning are excellent; they are enthusiastic about learning, demonstrate tolerance and respect and have a strong understanding of other faiths and beliefs. The culture of care for one another exists strongly across school, where children constantly look out for each other and are models of excellent behaviour.
Within Humberston Cloverfields, a raft of exciting strategies and opportunities support the pupils’ love of reading and the skills of reasoning and inference are having a successful impact across the entire school.
This school provides effective continuity and progression for all pupils, and children make at least good progress. Pupils clearly enjoy coming to school every day, valuing being part of the school community and are enthusiastic about school life. Through careful resourcing and the sharing of good practice, Humberston Cloverfields is a school that everyone considers to be a place full of ambition and fresh ideas, where everyone is encouraged to be seen achieving the school motto ‘Busy being our best.’