Good Ofsted for school

WISBECH’S Peckover School is celebrating a recent Ofsted inspection in which the school has been deemed as a ‘Good School’.

In the report the inspectors said: “Peckover School is a good school and its leadership team is strong and purposeful. The school provides a very caring and supportive environment for pupils and their families and is an important part of its local community.”

Comment was also made that pupils make good overall progress as they move through the school and that the curriculum is imaginative.

“Quality of teaching is good overall and sometimes outstanding. In the best lessons, expectations are high and pupils experience imaginative and challenging tasks that fully engage their interest and quickly develop their understanding,” the report says.

In his letter to pupils, Ofsted Inspector Keith Brown thanked the youngsters for their friendly welcome.

Mr Brown said: “The school is providing a good education for you. Teaching is good and this leads to pupils making good progress. Children are happy and feel safe at school.

“Pupils behaved well in lessons that were visited. The headteacher, staff and governors are determined for the school to become better.”

Following their visit, the Inspectors have recommended the following:

• Use the good links with parents and carers to intensify efforts to raise levels of attendance.

• Accelerate the progress made by pupils and raise attainment by ensuring that teachers consistently use assessment information to set work that is closely matched to pupils’ needs and ability.

• Make full use of the new facilities to accelerate progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage by: providing opportunities for children to become more involved in activities they have chosen for themselves with support from staff; improving the flow of activities from inside to outdoors so that children take part in more imaginative learning.