Primary rated as good by Ofsted

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A Newton primary has been rated as ‘good’ following its latest Ofsted inspection.

The school’s positive progress was noted as good across all categories, including effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils; and early years provision.

The good news will reassure parents that increased efforts at the school are paying off, improving upon its previous report, at which it was graded ‘requires improvement’.

Ofsted inspectors remarked upon head teacher, Mrs Kathryn Wain-Mahoney’s “high expectations of the pupils, staff and school” and her “determination to succeed and excel”; a “core group of highly skilled governors”; teachers “becoming highly adept at assessing pupils’ progress”; the pride pupils have of their school; and that pupils and parents felt the school is a

“safe learning environment”.

Mrs Wain-Mahoney, said: “We are so pleased the hard work of all in the team, including parents, pupils and our partnership with the local community, has been recognised.

“I thank everyone who has supported us on our journey to good. I am very pleased that the inspection team, in a relatively short time, were able to recognise so many qualities that we are proud of at our school.”