‘Good’ rating for village primary
A PRIMARY school has been given the thumbs up by government inspectors after making ‘significant improvements’.
Misterton Primary has received the second highest rating from Ofsted after inspectors visited the school in Grovewood Road.
The across the board ‘good’ rating follows the school’s previous inspection when it was only classed as ‘satisfactory.’
Proud headteacher Jane Cappleman-Jackson praised children, staff, parents and governors for all their “hard work”.
Following the two-day visit in October, inspectors stated the school could be on the way to even further improvements in the future.
In the report, lead inspector Andrew Clark said: “The headteacher, who was appointed just before the last inspection, provides strategic and assured leadership that has significantly contributed to improvements since that time.
“In particular, pupils’ achievement has improved. The school has a good capacity for continued improvement.”
Other areas praised in the report included that pupils have good attitudes to their learning and take pride in their work.
Mr Clark added: “Pupils of all abilities make consistently good progress in all age groups. The school makes good use of the information it collects on pupils’ progress to set challenging targets for all groups. This is good improvement since the last inspection and has led to higher standards.”
Areas marked for improvement include teachers missing some opportunities to check and reinforce how well pupils are learning and to encourage independence.
The report also stated that teachers do not always make full use of marking and feedback to show pupils exactly how to improve their work.
Recommendations made to bring the school up to the top rating of ‘outstanding’ included regularly checking pupils’ understanding of how well they are doing.
Mrs Cappleman-Jackson was praised for her contribution to providing the school with a “clear and purposeful sense of direction”.
She said: “The children, staff, parents and governors have worked so incredibly hard to improve our school within this short amount of time.
“We are so pleased that the community now have a good school which they can be proud of.
“The school has already begun it’s journey to being outstanding and Ofsted felt the school could soon be in this category.”
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