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Inspectors praise improved standards at village primary

Ofsted at Woodford C of E Primary School
Pictured are Kara Holmes ( 6 ) with Sue Caller ( Teacher )

Ofsted at Woodford C of E Primary School Pictured are Kara Holmes ( 6 ) with Sue Caller ( Teacher )

A head teacher has praised the entire school community after a Government inspector judged his primary school as good.

Mike Wills said the hard work of parents, staff and pupils at Woodford Halse Primary School was responsible for the improved grade from Ofsted.

The school was judged to be satisfactory at its last inspection in 2012.

Mr Wills said: “We are obviously delighted. It has taken five years of hard graft to improve the standards.

“In the past five years we have been inspected three times and each time the baseline has improved and made it harder. For us to progress with the improving standards is an incredible achievement.

“Ofsted described the marking as exemplary, which is a word not often used in reports. I am delighted they recognised the spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness of the pupils. We want to kick on from this and improve the standards even further.

“My thanks to the community, staff, parents, the FSA, and the students for all of their hard work.”

The Ofsted report said: “Most teaching is good and some is outstanding. Teachers ask questions skilfully to check and promote pupils’ understanding. Since the previous inspection the headteacher, staff and governors have successfully improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement.”

 

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