Inspector heaps praise on improving primary school
Ofsted has labelled the behaviour of pupils at one north Suffolk primary school “outstanding”, and praised the “excellent direction” offered.
Lead inspector for the schools inspection body, Edward Wheatley, was profuse in his praise for Mendlesham Primary School, where he observed lessons last month.
But, he noted the 62-pupil, three-class school could improve further through teachers giving pupils more time in lessons to work, and by checking the accuracy of spelling.
Mainly, though, Mr Wheatley’s report was complimentary. He said: “Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding, and they take delight in learning. They feel safe, and say all forms of bullying are extremely rare.”
He added: “Pupils make good progress because teaching is good and improving. They reach above-average levels of attainment.
“School leaders and staff act quickly to provide effective support for pupils when their learning is seen to be slow.
“The headteacher, Claire Jones, offers excellent direction for the school to improve.”
Mr Wheatley also spoke with staff and pupils, and looked at a questionnaire answered by parents before giving the school an overall ‘good’ rating - up from the ‘satisfactory’ grade it received in 2010.
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