Of­sted praises pri­mary school

Pos­i­tive words about se­nior lead­er­ship team

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy 01733 588728

A Peter­bor­ough pri­mary school has got “rapidly back on track” thanks to its new lead­er­ship team, ac­cord­ing to Of­sted.

An in­spec­tion of Cas­tor Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School has de­clared that pupil per­for­mance has im­proved un­der the lead­er­ship of head­teacher Nick Bromp­ton and deputy head­teacher Louise Ab­bott.

The school in Stocks Hill, Cas­tor, was rated ‘Good’ in June 2014 by Of­sted, and has now main­tained that rat­ing fol­low­ing its lat­est in­spec­tion.

A let­ter from in­spec­tor Fiona Webb to Mr Bromp­ton states: “In both 2016 and 2017, pub­lished as­sess­ment in­for­ma­tion shows that stan­dards had dipped. Pupils’ out­comes in read­ing, writ­ing and math­e­mat­ics were not good enough be­cause pupils did not make enough progress.

“Your de­ter­mi­na­tion to im­prove out­comes has got the school rapidly back on track so that cur­rent pupils are re­ceiv­ing a good and im­prov­ing ed­u­ca­tion, and most are mak­ing good progress.

“Con­se­quently, the un­val­i­dated re­sults for 2018 are more pos­i­tive and they re­flect the hard work of staff and pupils over the past aca­demic year.”

Of­sted also praised the school’s early pro­vi­sion and said pupils are “happy, friendly and po­lite”.

It said the school’s next steps should see the “role of mid­dle lead­ers” de­vel­oped, and for more “mid­dle at­tain­ing and most able pupils” to reach the higher stan­dards in read­ing, writ­ing and maths.

Mr Bromp­ton said reach­ing a rat­ing of ‘Out­stand­ing’ was the school’s goal.

He added: “I am very happy with the re­port, and it is very re­as­sur­ing to us that Of­sted agreed with our own eval­u­a­tion of our school.

“This is tes­ta­ment to the hard work of the chil­dren, par­ents, staff and gover­nors of our school, as well as the lo­cal author­ity, who have both chal­lenged and sup­ported us in achiev­ing this.”

Asked what pleased him most about the in­spec­tion re­sult, Mr Bromp­ton replied: “That the chil­dren feel well looked af­ter in school is very im­por­tant to us, as is par­ents feel­ing that their chil­dren are happy and safe.

“On this foun­da­tion a lot of work in school has fo­cused on rais­ing pupil out­comes, par­tic­u­larly those at the end of Key Stage 2.

“The re­port recog­nises the work around teach­ing and learn­ing that has taken place to con­trib­ute to­wards our pupil out­comes now be­ing above na­tional av­er­ages in most ar­eas across school.”

Head­teacher Nick Bromp­ton with pupils from Cas­tor Church of Eng­land Pri­mary School

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