Report reveals high praise for staff and pupils Milverton Primary School (From Somerset County Gazette)
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Report reveals high praise for staff and pupils Milverton Primary School
INTELLIGENT youngsters from Milverton are doing themselves and the village proud.
The community primary school has been rated as ‘good’ in the latest Ofsted inspection into the quality of teaching, care and everyday life for its pupils, with inspectors highlighting the pride students take in their work.
The report was consistent, with ‘good’ being achieved in every department and as an overall judgement of the school.
Speaking to the County Gazette, head teacher Richard Stead said it was good to see the positive results on paper.
He said: “We were very pleased with the report and even more so because they have a new regime which makes it more difficult to get those kind of grades than it used to be.
“We’re delighted that they have recognised us as a good school. We knew that we were for some time but it’s good for them to ratify it.”
The Sand Street school, for children aged four to 11, has 201 pupils on its roll.
Inspectors praised the close-knit community feel and described the quality of teaching as ‘good and sometimes outstanding’ with ‘pupils responding to teachers’ high expectations with energy and commitment.’ It was also said that the children ‘take work seriously in class and take pride in what they achieve’ and ‘improvements since the last inspection have been marked and achievement is good’.
Mr Stead said that each member of staff deserved the pleasing report and added: “It is a real community school here – the teachers, pupils and governors are all part of it. It’s well deserved.”