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Yarmouth school's good OFSTED report

PUBLISHED: 11:11 08 January 2010 | UPDATED: 16:07 03 July 2010

Staff and pupils at a Great Yarmouth school have been praised for making educational improvements followings its transformation from a first school to an infant school.

Staff and pupils at a Great Yarmouth school have been praised for making educational improvements followings its transformation from a first school to an infant school.

St George's Infant and Nursery School has been given a good rating by impressed Ofsted inspectors following a two day site visit last month.

Ofsted said that because of the staff, governors and 209 pupils' hard work, the quality of teaching and attendance levels had improved and that there was a very caring ethos at the school.

The report singles out headteacher Anne Robinson for praise by saying: “The outstanding leadership of the headteacher, support well by staff, ensures that the development of every child is given high priority.

“The governors have invested heavily in maintaining high staffing levels. These are used successfully to support any pupils who are not on track to achieve well.

“Teaching is consistently good and has improved considerably since the last inspection.”

The school's employment of support staff to help pupils whose first language is not English to settle into the school quickly and make rapid progress in learning English was also praised.

A delighted Mrs Robinson said: “Being judged as a good school means that all the hard work of the whole school community is making a difference and is recognised.

“All staff put the needs of the children first and we are extremely pleased that this was acknowledged and an outstanding judgement given for the care, guidance and support we give the children.”

Ofsted said that St George's could further improve by raising pupils' literacy skills by checking their work and increasing access to information and communication technology.


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