I have great pleasure in introducing you to our vibrant and ambitious learning community. The children learn in a warm and nurturing environment that enables them to achieve high standards academically, and to develop and mature into young people who are ready to take their place in the world and achieve their full potential. We try to encapsulate all that we seek to instil in our pupils within the ' COPS aims' and I encourage you to read these whilst visiting the website.
We are very proud of the happy and caring atmosphere that permeates through our school, and believe that the key to our success is the quality of relationships and the high levels of care that exists between all members of the school community.
I hope you find the information on this website helpful and informative. It can only give you an outline of what our school has to offer, and if you are a prospective parent, I would encourage you to visit the school, speak to staff, meet our pupils and see the school in action. I would be delighted to answer any questions you might have and would welcome the opportunity to show you around.
Mr Mike Painter
Comments from the recent Ofsted Report (2016)
'The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.'
'You have established an ethos of continuing improvement, ensuring that staff and pupils understand and live by the school’s vision of ‘learning without limits’. Consequently, teachers, pupils and governors speak of their pride in belonging to this school and the vast majority of parents believe that the school is providing a high-quality education for their children.'
'You have acted quickly to revise the curriculum, introducing a delivery model that provides practical activities linked to pupils’ real-life experiences with a particular emphasis on outdoor learning through your `Forest School’ provision. This is having a positive effect on reducing the gaps between lower-attaining pupils and others in the school, particularly in key stage 1 and lower key stage 2. Equally, in most year groups, gaps in progress for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and for those disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding are closing rapidly.'
'Pupils say, and their parents agree, that they enjoy coming to school because they feel safe, their views are listened to and they learn in interesting ways. Pupils say that staff care about them and there is always someone to talk to if they have a problem. Pupils are kind to one another and it was notable during the inspection that older pupils naturally undertook to take care of those younger than themselves.'
'You have successfully created an ethos of ‘togetherness’ that encompasses staff and pupils in their joint aim of learning without limits. The Cherry Orchard Primary School (COPS) aims are an integral part of this. Pupils enthusiastically explain how these aims, such as collaboration, negotiation, respect and tolerance, are part of their daily lives at school, in classrooms and outside.'
'Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and for others, for instance through membership of the school council, fundraising activities and ‘buddy’ roles for younger children. They are very proud of the influence they have on school life and feel that their opinions are actively sought and then acted on.'
'The innovative assessment system introduced to support the new curriculum is proving effective in helping you to achieve your aim of every child achieving as much as they can.'
Please click on the link to read the full reporrt: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/116749