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Higher Lane, Wigan
Lancashire WN8 7RP


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Dalton St Michael's CE Primary School

Latest Ofsted Report

 OFSTED visited our school on March 28th 2017 for a short Inspection (Section 8 Inspection). A copy of the letter can be found here.



OFSTED Key Findings - Published 26th April, 2012 Section 5 Inspection

This is a good school. Pupils, parents and carers overwhelmingly agree with this view. 'It's a small school and it's like belonging to one big happy family' is a comment typical of those made during the inspection. Overall effectiveness is good rather than outstanding because the quality of teaching and pupils' achievement is not consistently outstanding.

Children make good progress and achieve well in the Early Years Foundation Stage. All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, make at least good progress and achievement is good in Years 1 to 6. When they leave school in Year 6 pupils' attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is above average for all groups of pupils.

Pupils say they enjoy coming to school and feel safe. Behaviour around the school and in lessons is good. Pupils have a good understanding of the different types of bullying, including verbal, physical and racist. They say bullying is very rare and is dealt with quickly by staff if it does occur.

The quality of teaching is good with outstanding practice evident. Teachers and support staff are attentive to pupils' personal needs. They are successful in motivating pupils to work hard in the great majority of lessons. However, on occasion the pace of learning slows when tasks in lessons do not consistently match pupils' abilities or provide enough challenge, especially for the more able.

The headteacher has successfully galvanised and restored staff morale after an unsettled period of change. Senior leaders and members of the governing body have given high priority to reviewing the school's performance and improving the quality of teaching and learning. The next step in its journey is to increase the involvement of curriculum leaders in monitoring and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning within all the subjects of the curriculum.

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