Inspectors visited the Colliery Road, Wolverhampton, school last month and, in their report published today (Friday 10 February, 2023) judged that it continues to be a good school.
Pupils enjoy coming to Eastfield Primary where they are 'safe and well cared for'. They are made to feel welcome, whether they start in Reception or join at other times, thanks to the school's 'inclusive, friendly ethos'.
Leaders have designed a curriculum that 'meets pupils needs and raises their aspirations'. They plan out what pupils should learn and when. Pupils say they enjoy lessons and that staff make them interesting. Reading is organised and taught very well, with staff doing 'much to promote a love of language and literature', and there are strengths in other subjects, too.
Headteacher Sarah Hay and her senior team provide supportive leadership, both within school and the local community, going 'out of their way’ to support parents who are facing difficulties. In return, 'parents show strong loyalty to the school'.
The curriculum and after-school clubs provide a range of sports and physical activities, while the school's long standing link with the Wolves Foundation provides additional opportunities.
School trips help to broaden pupils’ experiences and outlook on life, while pupils can apply to do special jobs in school, such as being a librarian, a house captain or an e-safety leader. Pupils 'are proud to hold these roles' and how they help others.
New leadership is bringing 'fresh ideas that are strengthening practice' for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Staff are quick to identify children's particular needs and, whenever possible, provide extra support in class so that pupils do not miss out on what their peers are learning.
The arrangements for safeguarding are effective, with leaders making sure that staff know how to respond to concerns. Leaders also take any allegations of bullying seriously and find out what happened and why.
Mrs Hay said: "'I feel very proud and privileged to have worked at Eastfield for the last 20 years and I am so pleased that Ofsted has recognised our wonderful and loyal school community.”
Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: “This is a positive report which demonstrates the good standard of education pupils are receiving at Eastfield Primary School.
"I would like to congratulate Sarah Hay and her leadership team, as well as the governing body, pupils and parents, on their continuing success."