Ofsted praise 'rapid improvement' at Woolsery Primary School
By tinap | Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:36
Pupils at Woolsery Primary School are achieving above average standards following rapid improvements in teaching and learning.
Ofsted inspectors say the successful village primary is doing so well that they are rating it good with outstanding features just two years after it was given a 'satisfactory' rating.
The inspectors said, "Pupils enjoy school, make good progress and achieve well in all subjects."
"The quality of teaching has improved since the previous inspection and has led to rapid improvements in pupils' achievement in reading, writing and maths.
Ofsted inspectors spent two days at Woolsery last month and their report on the 134-pupil school has just been published.
Lead inspector John Cavill said pupils start school with skills and abilities that are generally below those expected for their age, but make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage which continues throughout the school.
"The curriculum is exciting and creatively planned to include regular visits and visitors to school, to enhance pupils' learning experience and to extend their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
"This has resulted in above average attainment at the end of Year 6."
Headteacher Matt Cole said: "We are delighted with the outcome of this inspection.
"Mr Cavill has rightly identified many very strong areas of our school which is testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole school community.
"I am particularly pleased that the conduct of our children, our innovative curriculum and the work of our middle leadership team have been identified as strengths, as has the commitment of our parents who support the school so well."