Pri­mary school cel­e­brates ‘good’ Of­sted rat­ing

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

MOTTRAM St An­drew Pri­mary School is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter a ‘good’ rat­ing in its latest Of­sted in­spec­tion.

Praised for ‘su­perb work’ in the cre­ative arts, pupils with spe­cial ed­u­ca­tional needs were said to ‘thrive’ due to ‘ex­cel­lent help and sup­port’ with ‘out­stand­ing’ pro­vi­sion in the early years. History and science lessons were ‘brought to life by imag­i­na­tive ap­proaches to teach­ing and learn­ing’ and pupils usu­ally reached ‘above av­er­age’ stan­dards in read­ing, writ­ing and maths.

But in­spec­tors said the school was not yet back to ‘out­stand­ing’, as it was in 2011, be­cause stan­dards in English and maths had dipped.

Chris­tine Bowen, head­teacher, said she was ‘im­mensely proud’ of the staff and teach­ing and that the re­port high­lighted the ‘breadth and rich­ness’ of the cur­ricu­lum, at­ten­tion to the arts and an ‘ex­cel­lent’ sports and PE strat­egy. She said: “Im­por­tantly, in­spec­tors were im­pressed by the chil­dren’s out­stand­ing be­hav­iour. The lev­els of re­spect shown to one another, staff and visi­tors is ex­em­plary.

“The school is very in­clu­sive and does not tol­er­ate any form of bul­ly­ing. In­spec­tors recog­nised ev­ery­one is com­mit­ted to mak­ing this school the best it can be.”

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