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Pupils turn reporters after school Ofsted verdict

Back, head teacher Claire Ferens and deputy head Emma Gould, front, year six pupils Tia Chasey, James Blunden, Jack Ralph, Nancy Whelan and Tegan Mitchell NNL-140104-181129001

Back, head teacher Claire Ferens and deputy head Emma Gould, front, year six pupils Tia Chasey, James Blunden, Jack Ralph, Nancy Whelan and Tegan Mitchell NNL-140104-181129001

Children at Banbury’s Hill View School turned newshounds this term to create their own newspaper.

The pupils’ lead story was a report on the school’s recent Ofsted inspection which returned the verdict that Hill View is a ‘good’ school.

Teacher Johnny Magee guided the year six students in their synopsis of the long report which covered everything from teaching and management to behaviour of pupils and students’ achievements.

Their report said: “On February 13-14 after a surprise inspection from Ofsted, Hill View School was rated a good school.

“The Ofsted inspectors observed lessons and saw how the teachers taught and led their lessons. They were extemely happy with the way we are taught.”

The report described the inspection and how children met with inspectors to discuss the school’s behaviour system. The inspectors were also impressed with Hill View’s increased attendance record.

The year six school newsletter also included a story about a year six visit to the Horton General Hospital for an IMPS (injury minimisation programme for schools) session where pupils learned about lifesaving CPR techniques and use of defibrillators to help those suffering heart attacks.

They also included a story about head teacher Claire Ferens’ return to school after maternity leave, a quiz, a science page and sports reports.

 

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