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Winterton school's good OFSTED report

PUBLISHED: 10:04 02 May 2009 | UPDATED: 13:50 03 July 2010

A VILLAGE primary and nursery school has been praised for successfully managing changes in its first Ofsted report since re-organisation.

The 55-pupil school at Winterton has been given an overall satisfactory grade and told there is sound potential for future improvement.

A VILLAGE primary and nursery school has been praised for successfully managing changes in its first Ofsted report since re-organisation.

The 55-pupil school at Winterton has been given an overall satisfactory grade and told there is sound potential for future improvement. Inspectors singled out successes resulting from the school's focus on healthy eating and growing their own greens in the school allotment.

It reports standards in reading are well above average and that the school has pupils' well-being at the heart of its work.

The new headteacher is said to have had a positive impact on the life of the school, reassuring parents it was “in safe hands”

However, the report compiled following a visit at the end of last month noted that sometimes the work was too easy and teachers did not always have high enough expectations.

The inspector also said she wanted children to make the same progress in maths and writing that they did in reading.

Meanwhile children in nursery and reception get off to a flying start with lots of enjoyable activities to get on with, progressing well as they move up.

In a letter to the children, lead inspector Judith Dawson said “All the teachers and other grown ups have made a good start in changing your school as the oldest pupils stay on each year. It is a satisfactory school at the moment and is improving steadily. Your teachers are working hard to make things even better for you.”


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