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The most recent inspection of our infant school (January 2017) celebrated the following achievements:

  • leaders aspire for all pupils to achieve well. From typically low starting points, pupils make rapid progress in the early years and good progress in key stage 1 across the curriculum.
  • executive headteacher provides strong leadership and has the support of staff. Consequently, he has led improvement that has been rapid and sustained.
  • governance has improved since the last inspection. The governing body provides both effective support and challenge for leaders.
  • outstanding early years provision ensures that children make rapid and sustained progress.
  • parents are positive about Trosnant Infant School. They value the caring nature of staff and their good communication between home and school.
  • pupils’ behaviour is good. Staff have high expectations and pupils know and respond well to the school rules. They enjoy the many rewards that encourage good behaviour.
  • safeguarding is effective. Staff are knowledgeable in keeping children safe and good systems are in place to monitor and track concerns. Staff are trained well.
  • pupil premium is spent effectively to provide a rich variety of support, which ensures disadvantaged pupils achieve well.
  • sport premium is used well to ensure that all pupils have many opportunities to participate in physical activities. It also supports staff training to strengthen their own ability to teach sport.
  • teachers demonstrate good subject knowledge, which they use well to plan lessons that excite and inspire pupils to learn. The teaching of writing is particularly effective.
  • pupils regularly show maturity beyond their years, working together collaboratively and respecting each other as learners. They take part in lessons well.

Whilst the most recent inspection of our junior school (March 2017) recognised our:

  • clear determined and effective leadership. The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
  • staff have a deep understanding of pupils' emotional, behavioural and learning needs. They have very high expectations of pupils' behaviour and learning and treat pupils with respect. Puils thrive in their care, making remarkable progress in developing the personal skills and self-esteem required to learn successfully.
  • friendly, inclusive atmosphere ensures that pupils feel valuled and welcomed. Pupils wnat to do well and work hard. They speak abou their school and their accomplishments with pride.
  • quality of teaching has improved, pupils' progress has accelerated and staff morale is high.
  • relationships between staff and puils mean that pupils feel safe in school and appreciate the welcoming environment. They are supported to behave sensibly and to follow the school's rules.
  • teaching assistants provide high-quality support for disadvantaged pupils, including those pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. They respond sensitively when pupils find learning more difficult, combining high expectations with understanding.
  • pupils lear a broad, balanced and interesting range of subjects. The school's success in developing pupils' personal skills is a particular strength.

In order to see the Ofsted reports in full please follow these links for the Infant's and Junior's. You can also see the results of our parent views in response to the inspections for both the Infant's and Junior's.