Pupils and staff at Winfarthing Primary School finished for the Christmas holidays today knowing they could celebrate a successful Ofsted inspection in which they were rated as ‘Good.’
The school was inspected on November 27 and 28 and the findings were that it was a good school where pupils made good progress from their different starting points, often reaching levels above those expected in reading.
Inspectors noted that recent improvements made to the teaching of mathematics were beginning to have a very positive impact on pupils’ learning, while the progress made in other subjects and by children in the Reception class was also good.
Teaching was also found to be good with teachers having a good understanding of individual pupils’ needs and being supported by high quality teaching assistants, with “strong and effective leadership from the headteacher”, while pupils felt safe in school and behaved well and with “very positive attitudes”.
The innovative marking of pupils’ work and the feedback provided for them was also praised.
To improve, the school has been told it needs to improve progress in mathematics and provide more challenging activities, particularly for the most-able pupils.