'Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught well.' Read how good Doddi School is in our latest Ofsted report

Our recent Ofsted inspection was on the 24th and 25th September 2013. We were
visited by one inspector for the two days, who watched lessons, looked at our attainment
data and spoke with staff, pupils and parents. He judged the school to be good with the
behaviour and safety of pupils being outstanding. We feel his report is very positive and
acknowledges many of the good things we do as a school. Some of his comments were;
· Pupils make good and sometimes outstanding progress because they are taught
well.
· Teaching is consistently good with some that is outstanding.
· Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond to these by working hard.

The First Big Write of the Year, September 2014

The first Big Write of the year is a recount of one of the exciting events we have already been to this term.  Click on the link below to see the task.

Sat, 20/09/2014 (All day)

Special Congratulations at Doddi, September 2014!

The whole school gathered together to wish one member of staff very special congratulations.  During the summer holidays, Miss Davies went to Australia and got married!  She is now Mrs Peters!  The children were very excited to be part of her surprise wedding party in Doddiscombsleigh.  As you can see from the photographs, it was a very memorable event.

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Sat, 20/09/2014 (All day)

MP presents Doddi with Rights Respecting Schools Award, September 2014

Mel Stride, MP for Central Devon, came to present us with our Rights Respecting Schools Award, Level 1.  He was firstly shown around the school by the School Council's Executive Committee and then watched a special assembly given by Class 3 where he made the presentation.  We feel very honoured to have received this special award from such an important person.

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Fri, 19/09/2014 (All day)

Abbfest, September 2014

Abbfest is a celebration of Devon Food and Drink which takes place each September at Fermoys Garden Centre and this year, all of us went to take part in the Children's Day.  We worked in four groups with our teachers and did a whole variety of different workshops including making pizzas, investigating what is in compost, teamworking with poles, string and balls (!), learning all about the importance of bees and worms and making creatures from vegetables and fruit!  We had a very interesting morning. 

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Fri, 19/09/2014 (All day)

Class One have a paintastic time

Class One have been learning about Aboriginal art and have discovered that it is thought to be the oldest form of art still practised today.  Class One watched a short video about aboriginal art where they discovered that the aboriginal people would make their own paint, often using ochre.  The children decided it would be a good idea to make their own paint from materials that could be found in school.  The children went on a hunt and collected berries, petals, grasses, and fruit and vegetables going over in the garden amongst other things and with the help of Miss Kay, (Art

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Sun, 14/09/2014 (All day)

KS2 Go on an Adventure, September 2014

All of the KS2 children went on an adventure to Bude in two mini-buses.  We met up with Sam and Simon who were our leaders for the day.  Our first activity was canoeing on the Bude Canal.  We had six canoes lashed together in pairs to make them stable and we took it in turns to paddle them along the canal.  We then had our packed lunch and got back in the mini-buses to  go to Widemouth Bay.  We all changed into wetsuits and were given a boogie board each.  After a quick training session, we ran into the sea to catch some waves.  It was excellent

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Sat, 13/09/2014 (All day)

Tour of Britain, September 2014

Mrs Evans and Mrs McManus took the Key Stage 2 children to Haldon to watch part of Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race.  It was very exciting to wait by the side of the road and watch the police motorcyclists ride past followed by the competitors who flew past in a flash!

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Fri, 12/09/2014 (All day)

A new school year begins, September 2014

A new school year has begun at Doddi School.  Mrs Evans held a special assembly to welcome all the new children to our school community.  We are now providing cooked lunches for all the children at school and today, we enjoyed our first delicious school dinner cooked in our own kitchen by Tina, our new dinner lady. 

Also, if there are any of our old Year 6 children reading this, we all hope that you are enjoying your first few days at your new school!  We miss you!

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Mon, 08/09/2014 (All day)

The end of the school year, July 2014

The end of the school year saw two big events at school, the first being the Music Showcase led by Mr Deam and Mr Buckley who teach many children at Doddi.  The Showcase gave the children a great opportunity to show off their progress this year and was enjoyed by all.

The second event was, of course, the Leavers' Assembly where we said goodbye to Connor, Aine and Millie.  There were poems and plays, awards and presents, and laughs and tears and hopefully, a good send off for our three fabulous Year 6 leavers of 2014.

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Wed, 23/07/2014 (All day)
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