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Please see below the starting conclusion of our school being rated 'good'.
Short inspection of Blackwater Community Primary School
Following my visit to the school on 10 January 2018,
I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the inspection findings.The visit was the first short inspection carried out since your predecessor school was judged to be good in October 2014.
This school continues to be good.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since that inspection, the school has joined the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, consisting of 20 schools.
You have high aspirations for the school, which are shared by your dedicated staff team and well-informed governing body. You are rightly proud of the school’s ethos of inclusivity where every child is valued and cared for. Staff expect that all pupils will achieve their potential regardless of background, prior attainment or additional need.
A good example of this is the effective provision for vulnerable pupils that have moved from other schools. Skilful, nurturing support is enabling these pupils to integrate effectively so that they become fully involved in the life of the school.
The school values its partnership with parents and carers, who are encouraged to play an active role in their children’s learning. For example, parents of children in the early years have opportunities to add to the school’s detailed assessments of their children’s learning. Parents say that this is giving them a good understanding of how to help their children with their learning at home. One parent, who summed up the views of many, wrote, ‘The learning opportunities they provide are incredibly varied and very inspiring.’