PUPILS, teachers and governors are glowing with pride after watchdogs declared their school ‘good’ – a grade higher than the ‘satisfactory’ achieved after its last inspection.
Standards monitor Ofsted said the mark meant Stanton Primary School, in Woodland Road, was effective in meeting its 80 pupils’ needs and left them well prepared for the next stage of their education.
Head teacher Christine Nettleton said: “We are delighted that our hard work and team effort have secured a ‘good’.
“All the children, staff and governors are very proud of their school and their achievements.”
Ofsted, which could have declared Stanton ‘outstanding’, ‘good’, ‘requiring improvement’ or ‘inadequate’, gave the school a ‘good’ grade in all four judging categories: pupils’ achievement, quality of teaching, pupils’ behaviour and safety, and leadership and management.
“The leadership of the head teacher has secured good improvement since the last inspection, particularly in the quality of teaching, which has risen to good with some that is outstanding,” said Ofsted in a report.
Systems to track pupils’ progress were good and each child was monitored and given support if necessary to ensure they did not fall behind, it said.
Pupils made good progress in reading and writing to achieve well, regardless of when they joined.
Support for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs was well managed so they received the help necessary to make good academic and personal progress, Ofsted continued.
Opportunities to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development were good and reinforced through subject planning and visits.
Attendance had ‘improved markedly’ and was better than average for the large majority, while pupils felt safe and developed good relationships, worked hard and enjoyed attending.
Staff performance was well managed and teaching weaknessses addressed, while governors held leaders to account.
Ofsted said Stanton could improve by improving the teaching and marking of mathematics.