It’s all celebrations at a city primary school that Ofsted has judged good in its latest inspection this month.
Southey Green Primary School leapt from inadequate to good in 18 months and earned praise from the education watchdogs for many aspects of work including outcomes for pupils, work that captures pupils’ interest, good conduct throughout school by pupils, and high expectations that are met by the children.
Work in Early Years still needs some work but is improving rapidly, inspectors noted.
A fantastic fundraising event at Southey Green kicked off to a great start when two special visitors dropped by.
Sheffield Wednesday players Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson caused a stir at Southey Green Primary School, when they arrived unannounced to participate in their special ‘Day at the Fayre’, organised to raise cash for Sport Relief 2016.
Staff, parent partners and the school’s student council pulled together the fun-packed lunchtime activity to boost the charity coffers and allow the children some end of term recreation.
Pupils could try their luck at a vast number of stalls for 20 pence a go, with attractions including a tombola, a buzz off game, a cake stall, pin the tail on the bunny and many more.
The event was a great success and raised a sum of £655.16 to be forwarded to the Sport Relief charity initiative.
Joe Wildsmith and Cameron Dawson showed their competitive sides by making several attempts to hook a duck or two before signing autographs and posing for a pictures with Southey Green pupils Molly Goacher, Lucy Andrews, Harvey Mitchell, Tyler West and Neve Renwick.
Classroom support manager Sam Wild said: “We had a wonderful day. Everyone really enjoyed it and the children were very excited when the Wednesday players turned up.”