Ofsted say improvements made at Warboys Primary School

WARBOYS Primary School has been awarded a satisfactory Ofsted grade following their latest inspection by Ofsted though staff and pupils have been praised for improvements made.

The inspectors said headteacher Martin Kelsey provided good strategic leadership and was well-supported by staff. They also praised staff for good teaching, and commended the school’s more creative approach to the curriculum.

The Early Years Foundation Stage was singled out for helping children make good progress in all areas of their development.

In their 2008 Ofsted report, the school was awarded a satisfactory grade, and some teaching was described as inadequate.

In the latest report, inspectors wrote: “Staff manage the mixed-age classes and the range of abilities well and make good use of teaching assistants in their organisation of activities. The school’s approach to provide a more creative curriculum has added greater interest to pupils’ learning. Procedures to promote good attendance are thorough and have contributed to increased attendance.

“Staff enjoy good relationships with pupils and conduct lessons in a calm atmosphere. They work hard to cater for the mixed range of ages and abilities by providing different challenges and degrees of difficulty in planned activities.”

But improvements were needed with the teaching of maths. Staff also needed to build on existing good practice to improve some aspects of teaching and learning further.

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Mr Kelsey said: “I am pleased that the report highlights the improvements we have made and shows the strength of support from parents and carers. The areas of improvement are already identified in our development plan, and we will continue to make further improvements.”