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'Around the school and in classrooms, pupils behave well, care about each other and feel safe. All pupils are engaged and interested in their learning. They are polite and friendly, and enjoy talking about their learning. Pupils are rightly proud of their school and their learning. Almost all parents or carers who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, reported that their child is happy in school and that they would recommend the school to others. A typical comment from parents was, ‘My daughter has thrived here. I have no hesitation recommending it to other parents.’
'You and your staff are determined and diligent in keeping children safe. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. You ensure that there is a strong culture of safeguarding because you train staff well and teach pupils effectively about various types of risks, harm and hazards. For example, children know how to stay safe online and the kind of personal information they must never share or divulge. Staff know how to record and pass on any concerns to the school’s designated safeguarding leaders. You and other leaders take prompt and effective action to keep children safe, including in working with external agencies and organisations. You are proactive in taking the lead and will challenge other professional partners if you feel this is in the best interests of the children, for example in ensuring that children do not become ‘missing in education’.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since joining Emsworth Primary School, you have demonstrated a steely determination and a transparent ambition to ensure that the school is the very best that it can be. You have created a new leadership structure and built a whole-school team all of which share your drive and enthusiasm.