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Our Standards

How we perform

Ofsted, 2016 & 2019:

overall effectiveness: Good; Leadership: Outstanding; Behaviour and Welfare: Outstanding; Quality of teaching & leaning & Outcomes: Good; Early Years, Foundation Stage: Outstanding

Kender Primary School continues to be a good school.

What is it like to attend this school?

From the moment you enter the school, it is clear that leaders are passionate about improving the life chances for the pupils in their care. They use their knowledge of families and the local community, planning an engaging educational programme. Vibrant displays celebrate pupils’ learning. These displays capture how leaders encourage pupils to appreciate human creativity and achievement. Pupils told me that the school is an amazing place because learning is fascinating.

Pupils said that Kender is a happy and friendly place. They feel that they are listened to and matter. Pupils behave well, bullying is not tolerated. This is because staff support an understanding and appreciation of what is important at Kender: ‘The Kender 3 Rs – Respect, Resilience, Readiness.’ On the rare occasions when behaviour dips, or bullying occurs, staff act quickly.

Pupils are respectful towards others. They know that everyone is different and that everyone has things they are good at, and things to get better at. They know it is easy to give up, but that being resilient helps you develop. Pupils take responsibility for being ready to learn. I saw pupils moving sensibly around the school and settling down to work quickly. Pupils know that staff expect them all to succeed, personally and academically.

Performance Figures for Kender Primary School

Key Stage 2 (KS2)

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018 2019

Reading

L4+/100+ES

Sch

96%

32%

60%

84% 84%

Nat

87%

66%

71%

75% 73%

Writing

L4+/100+ ES

Sch

97%

75%

74%

82% 70%

Nat

85%

74%

76%

78% 78%

GPS

L4+/100+ ES

Sch

93%

50%

80%

84% 83%

Nat

80%

73%

77%

78% 78%

Mathematics

L4+/100+ ES

Sch

96%

68%

68%

85% 77%

Nat

86%

70%

75%

76% 79%

RWM

combined

Sch n/a 25% 48% 77% 68%
Nat n/a 53% 61% 64% 65%

Key Stage 1 (KS1)

 

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018 2019

Reading

L2+/ES+

Sch

 

80%

66%

77%

73% 68%

Nat

 

90%

74%

76%

75% 75%

Writing

L2+/ES+

Sch

 

75%

64%

68%

67% 65%

Nat

 

88%

65%

68%

70% 69%

Phonics Yr1

ES+

Sch

 

78%

79%

80%

81% 75%

Nat

 

77%

81%

81%

82% 82%

Mathematics

L2+/ES+

Sch

 

89%

69%

75%

75% 72%

Nat

 

93%

73%

75%

76% 76%

EYFS(Early Years Foundation Stage)

 

 

2015

2016

2017

2018 2019

GLD

Good Level of Development

Sch

68%

73%

73%

78% 66%

Nat

66%

69%

71%

71% 72%

 

Ofsted, Interim Assessment, April 2014: I am pleased to inform you that the interim assessment of your school indicates that its performance has been sustained. As a result, the school’s next inspection will not take place before the summer term 2015.

Ofsted 2011:

“This is a good school…making impressive improvements.”

“Staff know the pupils well and establish good relationships with them. There are clear policies and procedures to promote good behaviour underpinned by the school's core values."

"The school’s accurate tracking data shows that no group of children is underachieving. Children show considerable respect for the different backgrounds and cultures within the school."

"Rapidly rising achievement in English and Mathematics is helping to ensure that children are satisfactorily prepared for their future economic wellbeing.”

Children: “Your school is led well by staff who are passionate about your achievement.”

You can see all our Ofsted inspection reports on the Ofsted site. Here are some quotes from earlier reports:

Ofsted, 2010 (Design Technology survey): “A good range of enrichment activities ensures D&T plays an important part in the school’s drive to make the curriculum more creative.”

Ofsted, 2008: “Kender is a good, improving school…with…a caring ethos that permeates all aspects of school life, pupils are valued and cherished as individuals. Consequently, they flourish and are keen to do well.”

“One parental comment is typical of many, ‘this is a very community focused school. Every child and their family is treated and cared for with respect’.”