Headteachers praised at Doncaster primary as inspectors find school is improving

The leadership at a Doncaster primary school has been praised by the education watchdog.

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 12:37 pm
Updated Monday, 27th March 2017, 12:18 pm
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Inspectors have maintained Arskey Primary School's good Ofsted rating following a recent visit.

They praised headteachers Shelley Fisher and Lynne Dobson, alongside other leadership staff, for the good quality of education since the last inspection in 2012.

A letter from inspectors said: "The effectiveness of your partnership as joint headteachers has ensured the school has continued to improve since the previous inspection."

It added: "Your small but enthusiastic staff team share your vision and values. Their wealth of experience and enthusiasm means they often go over and above what would usually be expected in their role."

Inspectors found pupils have 'polite and caring attitudes' and praised the quality of teaching and learning across the school, which they said has continued to improve.

They also found the school's safeguarding to be effective.

Inspectors told leaders that they should ensure the close monitoring of the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils continues, especially in the early part of key stage two and for most able pupils.