Shenington Primary School close to outstanding

Staff, parents and students of Shenington Primary celebrate their Ofsted report
Staff, parents and students of Shenington Primary celebrate their Ofsted report

The staff, parents and children of Shenington CofE Primary school are celebrating after an Ofsted report marked them as on the brink of outstanding.

The school was visited in March by inspectors and the subsequent report recognised the school’s commitment to excellence and praised the dedication of its staff. The school received an overall rating of ‘good’.

The praise continued as the report highlighted the pupils’ behaviour stating that: “Pupils are polite and helpful to visitors and will hold doors open. Pupils wear their uniforms smartly and are proud of their school. They play well together and support each other in class.”

When describing the staff the report noted that: “Staff have developed a curriculum that excites and challenges students. There is effective use of the additional funding for sports so that pupils enjoy a wide range of opportunities to develop their talents, with professional coaches in dance, tennis and football. Pupils also have access to extensive music and drama teaching; over a third of the pupils are in an orchestra or choir.”

The school’s Early Years program was also mentioned: “With regards to our Early Years provision, as a result of staff changes, teaching in the Early Years is highly effective. In 2015, there was a significant increase in the number of children achieving a good level of development and children currently are making similarly good progress”.

Headteacher Miss Sarah Reynolds, who was also praised in the report, said: “Our Ofsted inspection report reflects the school’s commitment to excellence. The report rightly reflects the strength of our newly created high performing team displaying excellent morale, who are passionate about improving the life chances of our pupils. As the headteacher here for over seven years, I am so proud of all of my team and their commitment and care for our pupils.”