Sheepscombe school celebrates Ofsted improvement

Sheepscombe Primary overjoyed with huge Ofsted improvement

Sheepscombe Primary overjoyed with huge Ofsted improvement

First published in News

CELEBRATIONS are in order for Sheepscombe Primary School after being awarded a ‘good’ Ofsted rating, just two years after being judged ‘inadequate’.

One inspector observed the school in late April and judged it ‘good’ in the four key areas: pupil achievement, qualify of teaching, behaviour and leadership. 

The report read: ‘Teaching and achievement are now good. Pupils of all levels make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics, while teachers keep a ‘watchful eye’ on everyone’s progress.’
The school was keen to bounce back after being placed in special measures, and the report honoured the ‘good leadership’ in bringing about a ‘significant change for learning’. 

Headteacher Sara Bennion said the result was a testament to the hard work, dedication and support displayed by staff, parents and governors in recent months.

“I’m thrilled the school has received such a positive report” said Ms Bennion, who joined the school in September 2013. “This is a richly-deserved reward for the huge efforts shown by all staff, governors, parents and the children themselves over the last couple of years.”

She added: “We can now look forward to a secure future and build on our strengths as a truly self-confident school.”

The rural Sheepscombe Primary, which has forty pupils, missed the outstanding award because of a lack of clarity in pupil expectation and lack of opportunity for sporting excellence.  

Chairman governor Derek Newman said: “This is a fantastic confirmation that Sheepscombe School can now be really proud of its achievements and go forward with its head held high. “

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