Inspectors feel “the buzz” at Colyton Primary

PUBLISHED: 16:17 29 June 2011

Ofsted team praise pupils and staff for creating a “vibrant and caring” community

COLYTON Primary School has been rated as “good” on all levels by independent inspectors.

The latest Ofsted report concludes there if a real “buzz of enthusiasm” there.

Overall provision at every stage, including the early years foundation stage, was judged to be good.

Achievement and progress was also deemed good and the report noted that each is rapidly accelerating.

Good teaching was seen as a key strength with particular praise for the way in which lessons engage pupils.

The children were praised for their good behaviour and consideration for each other, contributing to the school being a “vibrant and caring community”.

The inspection team praised the school’s cross-curricular programme and its effective guidance and good social, moral and cultural education.

Acting Head, Connel Boyle, said: “This is a good school that wants the best for its pupils. The key action points from the inspection endorse targets that were already in the school’s improvement plan. The action points are to develop cross curricular links in mathematics and to build on current work to provide additional challenge through assessment.”

Governors’ chairman Bob Collier said: “Being judged to be good in so many areas is pleasing but just as important is the fact that the school is seen as having the strengths to go on and further improve as our aim is to be outstanding. We have an exceptionally committed staff and the future of our school is very bright.”


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