Design and Technology

The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Skidby community in mind.

At Skidby CE VC Primary School we strive to be ‘A Christian School in a small community, making a big difference.’ This vision underpins every decision we make and drives the curriculum we teach.

Though their educational journey with us we will develop the knowledge of every individual, help them to understand the challenges they will face in life and ultimately develop their skills to cope in an ever-changing society with the aim of helping the children to become respectful, responsible and resilient members of the community.

In English, texts are carefully chosen to encourage reflection and understanding difference and diversity.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Younger pupils use punctuation and capital letters accurately, forming sentences with increasing complexity.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Teachers successfully plan learning activities that meet the needs and interests of the range of ages and abilities in their classes.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe in a variety of situations, such as when using the internet.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Driven by their distinctly Christian vision, this school has been on a rapid journey of improvement as a Church school over recent years.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Governors are very well informed and know their school well. They provide the right level of support and challenge.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

When working together, pupils show good levels of cooperation and help one another willingly. In lessons, they respond well to tasks they have been given and enjoy the work they do.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Teachers choose interesting texts to capture pupils’ imagination and support their learning.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

From an early age there is a strong focus on developing curiosity, by asking questions and reflecting on responses.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

A Christian school in a small community, making a big difference.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Pupils enjoy lessons because teaching is challenging them to learn more and achieve better.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Throughout the school, pupils are polite, friendly and welcoming. They show respect, both to adults and to each other.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Religious education (RE) is well led and taught across school. Pupils have an informed understanding of a range of faiths.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023
Pupils understand the conventions of different genres and demonstrate this in their own compositions.
Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

The behaviour of pupils is good. Around the school, in the dining hall and on the playground, pupils are well behaved and courteous to each other and adults.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Teaching assistants have a good understanding of their roles and provide effective support to the pupils they are working with.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Teaching, learning and assessment are good across the school.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Pupils make good progress in mathematics. In most classes, teachers plan meaningful and wide-ranging opportunities to solve problems, investigate mathematical ideas and develop mathematical reasoning.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Inspired by the Christian vision, collective worship is highly valued and central to the daily lives of pupils. It encourages pupils to reflect on, and live out the school’s Christian values in their own lives.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

The curriculum effectively provides time for reflection and spiritual growth.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023
Pupils challenge injustice and engage in meaningful social action projects beyond fundraising. This has a very positive impact on both their own lives and those of others.
(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Safeguarding is effective and children’s welfare requirements are met. Staff are well trained and vigilant in ensuring that all children are safe.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Pupils’ development as advocates for social justice is particularly strong and goes beyond regular fundraising.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Staff communicate with parents well. Parents are appreciative of the information they receive about how well their children are doing and what they are learning.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

The school offers a range of opportunities for pupils to participate in a number of afterschool sports clubs and competitive events.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Leaders ensure that all curriculum decisions have their vision and associated values of respect, resilience and responsibility at the forefront.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Aspirations are high and all, including the most able, are challenged. Pupils take pride in their work and delight in seeing their efforts displayed around school.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023
Leaders and staff are passionate in their drive to ensure every child at Skidby flourishes.
(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Across year groups, pupils who are currently in the school are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. They respect and listen to one another and work well together.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

In phonics lessons, teachers take opportunities to explain that sounds can be made with different groups of letters. This helps pupils to read simple words.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

The teaching of writing is good. Teachers ensure that pupils learn to write in different styles and for different audiences.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Challenged by their learning, pupils are keen to seek justice and fairness for those in society. They talk about ‘how they find a problem and try to sort it out’.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Collective worship is a central part of daily life, it is invitational and inclusive.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Parents are confident that their children are kept safe and are cared for well.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

High quality displays in all subjects, including RE, are a priority and enable pupils to see the progress they are making.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Purposeful and varied outdoor learning provides the opportunity for pupils to engage in the awe and wonder of the natural world.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023
Pupils describe their own spirituality as ‘being themselves, thinking beyond themselves, caring for others, the wider world and beyond’.
(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

The school’s distinctive Christian vision has brought clear focus and direction to ensure rapid progress as a Church school.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Parents are positive about the school’s work and the education their children receive.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD
The breakfast club provides a healthy meal each morning for any pupil who wishes to attend.
Ofsted, - Rated GOOD

Leaders are dedicated to make a difference to every pupil and staff member.

(SIAMS) Report, - March 2023

Pupils attend school regularly. They are very happy in school and feel safe.

Ofsted, - Rated GOOD