Kinderley praised by inspectors

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KINDERLEY Primary is a good school where pupils do well in their personal development and learning, according to Government inspectors.

Two inspectors from OfSTED – the Office for Standards in Education – praised the quality of teaching, the behaviour of pupils and the leadership and management of the school at Tydd St Giles.

“The quality of teaching is good. Lessons in mixed-age classes are well organised and, in most cases, there is a good match of work to ability.

“Teachers establish good relationships and know pupils very well. They work hard to engage pupils, especially boys, by making lessons interesting,” said the inspectors’ report,” said the report.

It highlighted the provision made in the school’s Early Years Foundation Stage: “Children get off to a good start in Class 1. They quickly settle into the daily routines; they develop positive relationships and behave well.”

Inspectors also praised the ‘exceptional’ levels of care offered to those who find learning difficult, and said pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development was good.

They also praised the behaviour of pupils, adding: “Pupils enjoy school and are keen to learn. They are tolerant and understand the needs of others, valuing the friendships they make. They mix well together and their behaviour is good.”

Inspectors said headteacher Becky Reeve recognised the need for continued improvement and had built a strong teaching team. “High expectations and enthusiasm are transmitted to staff who work well together with a common sense of purpose, leading to good outcomes for pupils.

“There is a shared determination to build upon areas of strength and tackle any remaining weaknesses. The governing body is actively involved in the school’s work and evaluates how well it is doing. They show a good understanding of challenges facing the school and a determination to move forward,” their report added.

The school was encouraged to raise attainment in English and mathematics, and to strengthen links with parents, carers and with communities beyond its immediate locality.

Headteacher Becky Reeve said: We are delighted that Ofsted recognised the hard working and strong team at Kinderley. High expectations and enthusiasm demonstrated by the staff and children, lead to good outcomes.”