Galmpton Church of England Primary School (Ofsted Good)
Galmpton Primary is a single form entry Church of England Primary School within the historic village of Galmpton, on the outskirts of Brixham.
Galmpton VA Primary is an Outstanding Church school (SIAMs March 2017) that joined the Academy of Character and Excellence in the Autumn term of 2017. The school has been through a period of significant change and was identified by the Local Authority, Governors and leaders as requiring urgent improvement. During the last year, there has been rapid improvement in all areas resulting in much improved outcomes for all children. We were delighted to receive a judgement of ‘good’ from OFSTED in 2017 who recognised the school’s drive for improvement and change. OFSTED also praised us for ensuring that, ‘Staff morale is high. All staff, including several newly qualified teachers, feel valued and respond well to the guidance they receive from leaders.’ Well-being for all continues to be a priority not just for our school, but across the Trust.
The school has benefited enormously from being a member of the Trust; we continue to be excited and inspired by the schools we work with and their Leadership teams.
Our Church school distinctiveness is the most important aspect of our school. Our Mission is to ensure every member of our community ‘Achieves and Flourishes within God’s Loving Arms’. We do this by ensuring our Ethos and values are evident and effectively communicated to all. Our Ethos values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Compassion, Peace and Trust are ‘held’ within our overarching Learning and Ethos Value of ‘Taking Responsibility’.
We have been encouraging children and teachers to plan and deliver opportunities for Community engagement and we are currently seeking to become a ‘Dementia Friendly’ school by working with ‘Purple Angels.’ In this way, we hope to continue our Character Education work and instil a sense of responsibility in our children, not only for themselves, but for others in their local and wider community. As a Church school, and through our work around Character Education, we hope to instil in children the need to support and care for others, particularly those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Galmpton C of E Primary School website