School praised by Of­sted

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News - By KELLY PIPES news@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk

DE­LIGHTED staff and pupils at a city school have ended their win­ter term on a high by cel­e­brat­ing a good re­port from Of­sted.

St Bo­tolph’s Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School was said to have made great strides to achieve an over­all rat­ing of good, dur­ing an in­spec­tion in Septem­ber.

Out­stand­ing rat­ings were also awarded to the Or­ton Longueville school for safety and lead­er­ship. care, guid­ance and sup­port, en­gage­ment with par­ents and car­ers and the pro­mo­tion of learn­ing and well­be­ing,

The school picked up a sec­ond set of top marks in Oc­to­ber, when in­spec­tors from the National So­ci­ety Statu­tory In­spec­tion of Angli­can Schools re­turned out­stand­ing rat­ings in all cat­e­gories.

Head teacher Jenny Daniels said the dou­ble achieve­ment made her proud of the school’s staff and chil­dren.

She added: “As a school we have worked so hard over the last three years to raise stan­dards to above national av­er­ages with an on­go­ing ris­ing trend of im­prove­ment.

“I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted with how the re­port recog­nised our suc­cess and achieve­ments. To achieve an out­stand­ing judge­ment from the National So­ci­ety for our dis­tinc­tive­ness and ef­fec­tive­ness as a Church of Eng­land school was thrilling.”

Of­sted in­spec­tor Steven Hill called St Bo­tolph’s a thriv­ing com­mu­nity where pupils en­joy learn­ing, in his re­port on the school.

He said: “The school has made great strides in many aspects of pro­vi­sion since its pre­vi­ous in­spec­tion, and now pro­vides a good ed­u­ca­tion for its pupils. “Pupils’ achieve­ment and progress have im­proved and are now good. At­tain­ment is ris­ing through­out the school as a re­sult.

“The school makes ex­cep­tion­ally good use of part­ner­ships with out- side agen­cies to sup­port the skills of its own staff in en­sur­ing pupils’ par­tic­u­lar needs are met so­cially and emo­tion­ally, as well as aca­dem­i­cally. Ex­cel­lent links with par­ents and car­ers com­ple­ment this pro­vi­sion.”

John Rudge, schools in­spec­tor for the Angli­can dio­cese of Ely said: “The dis­tinc­tive­ness and ef­fec­tive­ness of St Bo­tolphs pri­mary school as a Church of Eng­land school are out­stand­ing.

He said: “The school’s high as­pi­ra­tions sup­port the cen­tral in­flu­ence of its Chris­tian ethos in all aspects of its com­mu­nity life. It is highly ef­fec­tive in pro­mot­ing a set of core val­ues which in­form the life of the school.”

A full copy of the school’s Of­sted re­port can be seen at www.of­sted.gov. uk.

PRAISE: Head­teacher Jenny Daniels with Mil­lie Kirk­mease and El­lie May Brear, af­ter St Bo­tolph’s Church of Eng­land pri­mary school an­nounced its Of­sted re­sults.

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