THE HEADTEACHER of Meadows First School has praised her hard-working staff after the Ofsted inspectors awarded it a ‘Good’ rating after a one-day inspection.
Sue Hewitt said: “This was the best outcome that a good school can get from a short inspection.
“It was judged that the school remains good but there was sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if it received a more in-depth two-day inspection.”
Among the aspects praised by inspectors were pupils’ behaviour, a rich and effective curriculum delivered by teachers and a strong leadership provided by the head and deputy head.
They added there was high quality teaching throughout which enabled pupils to make strong progress and the school was inclusive, valuing all pupils and staff.
Inspectors said it was a bright and engaging school environment which celebrated ‘memorable experiences’.
There were just two areas earmarked for improvement.
Teachers must continue to plan and deliver highly focused support so disadvantaged children in the early years made quicker progress.
And, whilst inspectors recognised steps had been taken to address low attendance for some pupils, more needed to be done to tackle the persistent absence of some pupils.