Acting head praised in school report
Last updated at 19:54, Thursday, 12 July 2012
The acting head of Seaton Junior School has been praised for the efforts he has made during his five months in charge.
Mike Kidd took over in January after Rachel Ingrams left to become headteacher at Silloth Primary School.
He was previously headteacher at Workington’s Westfield Primary School.
This week the school was rated in an Ofsted report as “good” with outstanding aspects.
Mr Kidd said that he and the school were delighted with the result.
“It’s a good reflection on all of the hard work staff have put in over the last few years since the last inspection,” he said.
Inspectors Gillian Salter-Smith and John Ellwood said that Mr Kidd’s leadership, supported by senior leaders and staff, had maintained high expectations with continuing improvement and that they were all “strongly focused on improving teaching and pupils’ achievement further.”
The report rated the school good in four of its aspects, with behaviour and safety of pupils coming out as outstanding.
It said that pupils reached above average attainment by year six in English and maths, with the proportion of current year six pupils reaching above average levels being “impressive.”
Relationships between staff and pupils were positive and supportive, with pupils’ behaviour praised as exemplary with their attitudes to learning excellent.
“They enjoy discussing their work with each other and persevere exceptionally well with tasks,” said the report
“They play very sensibly and know how to stay safe. They take on their many roles of responsibility in school with maturity. They show great respect for one another.”
The school, which has 219 pupils, was inspected last month.
The report urged more opportunities for pupils to be engaged through solving problems and working independently.
First published at 19:25, Thursday, 12 July 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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