Ofsted says school has outstanding capacity to improve

Ofsted has rated Sculthorpe Primary School as good with outstanding capacity to improve.

Inspector Katherine Beck said the school had overcome significant challenges regarding stability of staffing and improving the quality of the learning environment.

Her report, released this week, states: 'All staff, leaders and managers are highly ambitious for the development of the school and, following rigorous self-evaluation, take sharply targeted action to enable pupils to achieve as well as they can.

'Morale is very high and belief in the ethos of success runs through all levels of leaders, staff, parents and carers, and pupils.

'The quality of teaching has improved from satisfactory to consistently good, and is at times outstanding. Pupils' exemplary behaviour contributes significantly to their good or rapid progress, as well as the happy atmosphere.'

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She said there is outstanding support for vulnerable pupils and praised the school for its work with parents and other schools and agencies.

Teaching and learning came out at least good, with many aspects including mathematics judged as outstanding.

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The inspection found two area for the school to improve: the creative initiative of children in the early years foundation stage and the children's understand of the diverse world they live in.

It did, however, recognise the extensive work undertaken by staff in the foundation stage in making improvements to the curriculum.

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