You’ll be aware that we work closely with Leeds Children’s Services to monitor how well we’re doing. We value time spent with advisors as a way to check our progress and offer us more top tips to keep getting better and better. Here are three extracts from the latest report, based on a visit where the advisor carried out two monitoring exercises:
- a book scrutiny – closely looking at pupils’ books in Reading, Writing, Maths and Topic
- a learning conversation – a discussion with some pupils about their learning
Under the Executive Headteacher’s astute leadership and the combined efforts of an increasingly effective senior leadership team, progress from previous visits continues apace.
Teachers should feel immensely proud of their work and ambition in raising standards at St James’.
The standard of work in pupil’s books is unrecognisable from 2-years ago and it is through the dedication, hard work and willingness of staff to respond to advice that his enabling such improvement.
Pupils of all abilities are making good progress from their September starting points in reading, writing and maths.