Ofsted Report

Our latest and previous Ofsted Reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Alternatively, you can download our latest 2016 Ofsted Report if you prefer.

Our Key Issues Impact Reports give details of the steps we are taking to improve West Melton Primary School in line with recommendations from Ofsted.

Key Issues Impact Report (September 2017)

Key Issues Impact Report (December 2017)


Our Self-Evaluation Summary - September 20018 is available to download:

Developing Excellence at West Melton Primary

Our Developing Excellence Plan 2018-2019 which sets out our plans for the 2018-19 school year is available to download.

The following action plans have all been produced by the subject leaders to feed into our Developing Excellence Plan:

Our West Melton Primary School Curriculum 2018/19 is also available to download.

Reading at West Melton Primary

At West Melton Primary School we strive to ensure every child develops a love of reading.

We do this through:

  • Teaching of the Reciprocal Reading approach to reading from EYFS to Year 6. This is through age appropriate teaching of these skills. We teach the reading skills of:-
    • prediction
    • clarification
    • questioning
    • summarising
    This is done through whole class reading of shared texts, guided and smaller group work, partner group and for some children with 1:1 teaching and support according to their reading ability and needs.
  • Teaching of comprehension skills and modelling how to approach different styles of comprehension questions;
  • Using a whole class text specifically for their age range;
  • Weekly Book Share assemblies and regular discussions around book recommendations;
  • Daily phonics teaching in EYFS and KS1 to support decoding skills;
  • Reading interventions tailored to the reading needs of the children with small group work and 1-1 reading;
  • School Books linked to our school values;
  • A text led curriculum using high quality texts;
  • Reading competitions and author visits;
  • Organising for parent volunteers to listen to children read;
  • Well stocked class libraries.

Reading and Phonics

Our primary approach to phonics is the Read Write Inc programme for Foundation Stage and KS1 with some children accessing this programme as intervention in KS2.

Our primary reading scheme for FS and early KS1 is Oxford Reading Tree. We use these reading books to support the teaching and learning of phonics, which is the primary approach to teaching early reading.

In addition to this phonics based scheme, we also use a range of other books which support the teaching of further reading and comprehension skills. These include:

  • Project X
  • Rigby Rockets / Rigby Star
  • Collins Big Cats
  • Usborne Readers

We also teach from a wide range of levelled picture books, information books and chapter books by independent authors.

In KS2, we continue to teach reading using books from the list above but as children become more competent fluent readers, we also use a wider range of novels and extended texts to challenge and interest them at an age appropriate level through a book study.

We are using clarifying techniques to find out the meaning of new words we come across.

New words we clarified as part of our work on The Sheep Pig were:- developments, education, despite and hazard.

Pupil Premium

Our Pupil Premium Policy:

Pupil Premium Policy 2017

Pupil Premium data for 2017/18:

Pupil Premium Funding 2017/2018 (.pdf download)

Impact Report re: External Afterschool Clubs 2017/2018 (.pdf download)

Our use of the Pupil Premium in previous years:

Number of pupils and pupil premium grant (PPG) 2016/17 (.pdf download)

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2016/2017 (.pdf download)

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2015/2016 (.pdf download)

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2014/2015 (.pdf download)

Pupil Premium Impact Report 2013/2014 (.pdf download)

Sports Premium

At school we believe PE and sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change pupil's lives for the better.

We have welcomed the Government's announcement to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

What does the sport premium mean for our school?

Our Sports Premium Overview 2018/2019 (.pdf download) outlines our plans to spend the sport premium funding in order to achieve our vision for PE and sport.

Previous Years:

PE Impact Report 2017/2018 (.pdf download)

PE Impact Report 2016/2017 (.pdf download)

Sports Development Grant 2015/2016 (.pdf download)

Sports Development Grant 2014/2015 (.pdf download)

Sports Development Grant 2013/2014 (.pdf download)