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School celebrates a good Ofsted report

Pupils at Long Row primary school celebrate their ofsted succes.

Pupils at Long Row primary school celebrate their ofsted succes.

A Belper primary school has been praised by government inspectors who found ‘pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching are consistently good’.

Ofsted inspectors visited Long Row Primary School last month and found pupils of all abilities and backgrounds achieve well in reading, writing and maths.

The inspection found it to be a good school with the teachers performance managed well and followed up with support and guidance.

Inspectors said: “Leaders make sure that pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching are consistently good – some teaching is outstanding.

“Pupils are polite, confident and well behaved. They feel safe and the school teaches them how to be safe. They enjoy learning and are eager to succeed in all that they do. “

Headteacher Cheryl Lodge said: “We’re delighted with the findings of the report which highlights the hard work the teachers are doing to create an environment where pupils thrive.

“We will continue to work hard to ensure we keep up the good work and improve where we can.”

Chairman of Governors Shirley Harvey said: “This is an excellent result. The staff have all worked very hard to ensure children are engaged in learning and this has allowed good progress to be made across all year groups.

“I am sure the governors and parents would want me to say a really big thank you to the staff for their incredible effort and achievements. Well done.”

The school was rated as ‘satisfactory’ when inspected in November 2011.

It is not yet an outstanding school because, inspectors, said “there is not enough outstanding teaching to move pupils’ learning to be consistently outstanding, and more-able pupils are not challenged as much in topic work as they are in English and mathematics.”

 

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