Joyful scenes as school gains good Ofsted grade

Headteacher Carol Walker and teacher Richard Mottram celebrate a fantastic Ofsted inspection with pupils.
Headteacher Carol Walker and teacher Richard Mottram celebrate a fantastic Ofsted inspection with pupils.
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TEACHERS and pupils at Keelby Primary School are thrilled after getting a great Ofsted inspection report.

Inspectors graded the school ‘good’ in all areas - overall effectiveness, achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

One of the things that particularly impressed inspectors was pupils’ behaviour – they said children were thoughtful, polite and got on well together.

It said that by the time children leave the school the standard of their work is above average in English and mathematics.

And since the last inspection provision for science has improved markedly, leading to faster progress and higher attainment.

The report said: “Governors hold the school to account for its performance and are not afraid to ask searching questions to challenge the headteacher, in order to secure the best for pupils.”

Inspectors praised the school for good teaching, which captures pupils’ interest and challenges them well. And they were impressed that a lot of children take part in extra-curricular activities like music and competitive sport.

Headteacher Carol Walker said: “We’re delighted with the good grade, which has been achieved as a result of the hard work of the whole team of staff and pupils.

“We’ve worked hard developing the curriculum to be challenging and engaging.”

When the Rasen Mail spoke to pupils they described the school as being “joyful” and said everyone was “kind and helpful”. The report stated: “Where there have been behavioural issues related to individual pupils, the school has taken decisive and effective action.”

The report highlights that pupils’ cultural development lacks breadth because pupils have little first-hand interaction with people from contrasting social backgrounds or ethnic heritages – the school has been advised to improve on this before next summer.