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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
A primary school is celebrating after maintaining its “good” Ofsted status.
Inspectors visited Rocklands Primary School, near Attleborough, where they found that teaching was good and pupils made good progress.
The report said some teaching was outstanding, while many students left the school with above, or well-above, average standards.
Pupils showed positive attitudes to learning and listened well in lessons and worked together.
Their behaviour around school was good or outstanding, and there was a strong feeling of teamwork and community between pupils, parents, staff and governors, inspectors said.
They also found that there was a strong leadership team.
Headteacher Heather Ware, who also heads up Great Ellingham Primary School, said: “We are so pleased that the very good teaching and curriculum were recognised by the inspector.
“He was also impressed with pupils’ attitudes, friendliness and near outstanding behaviour.
“He has recognised the strengths of working across the federation with our partner school.
“We are proud of our pupils’ achievements and high standards. We are also proud of the community feel within our small village school which encompasses partnership with parents and governors.”
Inspectors, who visited the 71-pupil school on November 14, highlighted some areas which could be improved even further, including checks on pupils’ learning in lessons and the marking of books, and added that some teaching assistants were not clear about their role in the classroom.
They said that some parents had expressed concern at large amounts of homework pupils sometimes received.