THE attitudes of staff and pupils at a Wrexham primary school have been praised in their latest Estyn report.

The school had its inspection in November last year, and the recently released report highlights several positive aspects.

It reads: "Holt CP School is a happy and inclusive community that places a high priority on the wellbeing of its pupils. Staff work together effectively to identify the needs of all individuals within the school. As a result, pupils take pride in having robust relationships to discuss any concerns in a safe environment.

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"All staff members have high expectations of pupils and challenge them to consistently produce work of a good standard.

"The headteacher and leaders share a clear vision to provide a complete education based on supporting pupils' wellbeing and resilience. They concentrate well on ensuring all staff feel they are part of the school team. This ensures that everyone, including governors, understand the school's priorities and work together supportively."

Headteacher Melanie Sturt said: "We are absolutely delighted with the report. Despite what has been a very challenging past two years due to the Covid pandemic, Holt CP has continued to move forward with the Curriculum for Wales and ALN reforms.

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"I am thrilled that the report acknowledges the whole team effort at the school, and I am extremely proud of the high-quality learning experiences provided by the dedicated and hard-working staff."

The report goes on to mention wellbeing and attitudes to learning, stating: "Nearly all pupils demonstrate exemplary behaviour when moving around the school, in lessons and during break times. They are polite, courteous, and respectful towards each other, staff, and visitors.

"Nearly all pupils are proud of their school and feel safe and secure within its positive and caring learning environment.

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"The school is a nurturing and caring environment where pupils feel safe, happy, and secure. There is a strong emphasis on knowing the child as a complete individual, in addition to getting to know their families."

It also highlights teaching and learning experiences, stating: "All teachers and support staff have fostered very effective relationships with pupils based on a respectful and supportive ethos where pupils feel valued and listened to.

"Staff have high expectations for pupils and take every opportunity to reinforce and support the positive attitudes to learning that pupils display.

"Pupils immerse themselves completely in their learning and make sound progress in their skills."

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The report also noted: "Leaders and staff have a very positive partnership with parents and families. The dedicated staff team are energetic practitioners who share leaders' ambitions to do their very best for the pupils in the school. All staff take pride in modelling professional behaviours and attitudes, particularly around safeguarding."

Mrs Sturt added: "It was amazing to have the inspection team recognise that nearly all pupils demonstrate exemplary behaviour and are proud of their school, feeling safe and secure within its positive and caring learning environment.

"We greatly value getting to know each of our pupils on an individual basis and have extremely strong links with both our families and the local community.

"Holt CP school is a very nurturing school, with wellbeing at the forefront of all we do, and our school vision embodies our ethos of 'happy, resilient, learners, achieving together'.

"The report is a real credit to everyone involved in our school and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, pupils, governors, and parents within our school community."