Top marks for ‘happy school’

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A PRI­MARY school is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter get­ting a glow­ing re­port by the ed­u­ca­tion watch­dog.

St Al­ban’s Catholic Pri­mary School was rated out­stand­ing by Of­sted for over­all ef­fec­tive­ness, the achieve­ment of pupils, the qual­ity of teach­ing, the be­hav­iour and safety of pupils, as well as in its lead­er­ship and man­age­ment.

Head­teacher Teresa Cooke said: “St Al­ban’s is such a happy school and the in­spec­tion team were quick to pick up on the chil­dren’s ex­cel­lent be­hav­iour as well as their kind­ness and thought­ful­ness to­wards each other.

“The pupils were keen to tell the in­spec­tors how much they ‘loved learn­ing’.

“The in­spec­tors noted the strong Chris­tian ethos of the school stat­ing that ‘the pupil’s spir­i­tual, moral, so­cial and cul­tural devel­op­ment is out­stand­ing in this har­mo­nious school’.

“That’s a pretty im­pres­sive rec­om­men­da­tion.”

Anne-Marie Con­nor, chair of gov­er­nors said: “We are de­lighted that Of­sted have recog­nised the school as “out­stand­ing” in all ar­eas. Our in­spi­ra­tional head­teacher has built a very strong team who, through their hard work, com­mit­ment and en­thu­si­asm have made this school such a spe­cial place.

“Since the new frame­work was in­tro­duced it has be­come more dif­fi­cult to get an ‘out­stand­ing’ judge­ment which makes their achieve­ment all the more im­pres­sive.

“We are in­debted to the whole school team from pupils, staff, par­ents, teach­ers and gov­er­nors for their sup­port.”

Of­sted said the school was ‘mak­ing out­stand­ing progress across all year groups and all sub­jects’.

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●● The Singing To­gether mu­sic group meets at Harry Law­son Court

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