Primary school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating
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.”