Sudbury Primary School in Brent has become a Flagship School.
Sudbury Primary School is a large, diverse 4-form entry primary school that has high numbers of pupils who have English as an Additional Language and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. In November 2017, the school joined a local secondary school to form a small, local Multi-Academy Trust called Chrysalis. The Headteacher at the school is now the Executive Headteacher across both schools.
There have been significant changes that have taken place over the past year. In addition to the above, these include a change in the SENCO that was an internal appointment, the Rainbow Room provision becoming a LA provision and changes to the school site to accommodate pupils with individual needs. The school has also had a very successful Ofsted inspection since the last review. Despite these changes, the school has retained and built on the foundations of its inclusive practice. Staff continue to respond to pupils’ individual needs with a personalised approach.
Meeting Pupils’ Needs
A pupil whose mother works a nightshift and is unable to get her to school on time has been allowed to drop her off at the end of her shift to have breakfast with the Headteacher each morning. Staff ensure that they are aware of pupils who are fasting during the month of Ramadan so that adjustments can be made for them at lunchtimes and for PE lessons.
Overwhelmingly Positive Parents
Parents are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences at the school. One parent reported “They are all angels here, they care for your children like a parent does.” Parents are pleased with the progress that their children make academically, socially and with their life skills. Their children love coming to school and are disappointed when the holidays come around. They engage in after school clubs, holiday clubs and Saturday school. Parents feel listened to and supported “We are working in partnership to help our children to make progress in life.” One parent whose son attends the LEAP provision reports that the provision has helped to make him calmer so that he can focus more in lessons. School staff have worked with her to give her strategies for how to talk to him and this has improved their relationship.
Proud and Confident Pupils
Pupils and staff enjoy the competitive events that are organised. Pupils are articulate and speak proudly of their achievements. They speak confidently about their school and have a clear understanding of the school’s behaviour policy. Pupils enjoy the many rewards that are on offer to them and understand the different stages of the consequences of not following the school’s rules. There are good relationships between teachers and pupils. Some pupil comments about their school include:-
“Teachers make it easy to learn.”
“Teachers are supportive.”
“Everything is fair – we all get a turn.”
“The teachers are really fun – they play games.”
“Teachers push you to achieve your best.”
“They help you to grow up as a responsible person.”
Going from Strength to Strength
Sudbury Primary School continues to move from strength to strength in terms of its inclusive practice. As such, I recommend the school is awarded IQM Flagship Status and is reviewed annually for the next three years.
IQM Inclusion Cluster
The next review will look closely at how the school has interacted with its Inclusion Cluster and promoted continuing outreach and in-school research. Evidence of Cluster working will underpin the capacity for the school to maintain its Flagship status.
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