Worstead school celebrates ‘good’ rating

Worstead Church of England Primary School.

Worstead Church of England Primary School. - Credit: Colin Finch

A primary school has gone from requiring improvement to being classed as good thanks to its 'inspirational leadership' and pupils' positive attitudes towards learning.

Worstead Church of England Primary School was inspected by Ofsted at the end of April this year and was graded 'good' in all areas, with the school's work to promote personal development and wellbeing of the children being judged as 'outstanding'.

Inspectors praised the 'major improvements in pupils' behaviour, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and pupils' outcomes'.

They also said provision in the early years had improved significantly with the creation of a new classroom with an outdoor area.

It goes on to say that teaching has improved since the last inspection and that the head's skilled leadership, and dedication to improve the school, has helped to inspire staff and governors to plan for and ensure continuous and future improvement.


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The school has recently undergone significant changes and head Jo Read said she was delighted the efforts had been recognised in the Ofsted report.

She said: 'This good outcome is also a result of the very positive partnership that exists between the school, its pupils and their parents and carers. The Governors are keen to thank the local community for its ongoing support of Worstead Primary School and also to highlight the excellent community spirit that exists in the village. From the Worstead Festival Charity helping to fund the school's new classroom, to The Friends of Worstead Schools' ongoing work to provide the best opportunities for the children – all within the school and the wider community should feel very proud of what they have achieved together.'

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To improve further inspectors said the school should provide work that is sufficiently challenging for all pupils, raise the standard of pupils' presentation in their work by consistently following the school's handwriting policy and provide more opportunities for pupils to apply their mathematical skills in other subject areas.

To view the full report visit http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/121066

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