Teachers have high energy and creativity at Stretham Primary School, says Ofsted inspectors
PUBLISHED: 11:33 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:33 15 February 2016
Stretham School has a good head teacher and an energetic deputy head who together make a strong team that means they have earned themselves a good grading from Ofsted.
The latest report shows they have stepped up their game from their last inspection when it was found the school needing improvement.
It is now good in all areas.
Inspectors Karen Heath and Nick Templeton said that the setting is highly regarded by parents, staff and pupils and plays “a significant part in the local community.”
“Lessons are delivered by teachers with high energy and creativity” and are of “high quality,” they said.
Disabled and special needs students are well supported and a new coordinator with responsibility for these pupils is getting to grips with their needs, the report continued.
“The leadership team has been effective in improving the quality off teaching and addressing weaknesses so that teaching is now nearly always good and often outstanding.
“Where the quality of teaching is strong, teachers guide pupils to choose tasks that provide a good level of challenge and this means pupils achieve to a high standard.
“Teachers know their classes well, understand what different pupils should be achieving and provide additional support when needed.
“This is having a positive impact, particularly for the most disadvantaged.
“Governors are now more involved in the school. They monitor the quality of teaching by coming into school to see for themselves how things are going.
“The behaviour of pupils is good, they are focused in lessons, listen well and there are good relationships between adults and pupils.”
To become an outstanding setting teachers have been advised to pitch work at the correct level of difficulty and have higher expectations of what pupils could achieve.