Banham Primary school celebrates outstanding Ofsted

Banham Primary School pupils celebrate the school's outstanding Ofsted report with Chair of Governor

Banham Primary School pupils celebrate the school's outstanding Ofsted report with Chair of Governors Jonathan Stanley (left) and Head Teacher Paul Seeman. Photograph Simon Parker - Credit: Archant

A south Norfolk primary school which has pupils' wellbeing at the heart of its work has received a glowing Ofsted report.

Banham Community Primary School was graded outstanding following a visit from inspectors in June.

Pupils were praised for their positive attitude to learning and their high attainment.

Inspectors said children enjoy lessons because teachers make work fun.

The report said: 'One boy commented, 'Teachers work very hard to make things better for us and that makes school awesome.'

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'All classrooms in school are buzzing with productive chattering as pupils work together happily and eagerly – all conversations are about learning.'

The school was also praised for its close work with parents.

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The report said: 'Leaders and managers work tirelessly to improve parental participation. A very successful Parents' Forum enables parents and leaders to discuss planned changes and help the drive to successful implementation. A number of parents spoke positively about this initiative.' Headteacher Paul Seeman said parents were very much a part of the school.

'We make an effort to build our school community,' he said. 'We view children's education as a partnership between parents and the school. For children, learning doesn't just happen between 9am and 3pm, they are learning all the time.'

The school, which has 100 pupils on roll, was noted for its competent use of technology, with pupils using iPads to write stories.

'We are looking to maintain our outstanding practice and be consistent. We will continue to do the best for our children,' Mr Seeman added. 'We believe children only get once chance at being young and we have to make sure they get the best schooling possible.'

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