Message from Martin Kearsey, Headteacher
This report, based on an inspection in February 2015, shows that we continue to move in the right direction. All schools, Devonshire included, should strive to be even better. The desire to be the best you can be is an attribute we try to nurture in our children so it is important that we as a school “model” this desire. Even when we are recognised as an outstanding school we will still want to be better but without compromising the friendly, inclusive ethos and atmosphere for which Devonshire Primary School is renowned.
Extracts from the Ofsted Inspection Report - March 2015
- Pupils of all abilities achieve well
- An increasing number of pupils are making rapid progress in response to stimulating teaching
- Any pupils falling behind because they find learning difficult are quickly given extra help
- Provision and children’s progress in the Nursery is outstanding
- Exciting learning opportunities encourage children to enjoy learning
- Pupils say they feel safe and are kept safe
- Leaders and staff have high expectations for every pupil
- Curriculum opportunities promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well
- There is a strong emphasis on British values, which give pupils an awareness of the importance of democracy
- Relationships between adults and pupils are excellent and pupils from diverse backgrounds get on extremely well together
- Pupils are polite and respectful in lessons and around the school
- Teachers mark work well and give pupils good opportunities to learn from their mistakes
- One Year 1 pupil told an inspector, "People respect other people in this school."