Village school is good says report

A VILLAGE primary school has been judged to be good following a report by government inspectors.

West Haddon Primary School was awarded the rating by Ofsted which also judged it in several areas to be outstanding, including in pupils.

The school was also given a good mark at its previous inspection back in 2009 and marks a triumph for headteacher David Rosevear.

The report stated: “This is a good school where a number of strengths have been maintained since the previous inspection.

“Behaviour in lessons is exemplary. Pupils work exceptionally well in groups or with their partners and clearly respect one another’s views and opinions.

“Teachers were not seen to have any problems with discipline as pupils listen attentively and are quick to respond to class instructions.

“Excellent relationships between adults and pupils are evident in lessons and around the school.

“Older pupils look after younger ones at break time and all pupils say that they feel safe and free from any worries about bullying or intimidating behaviour.”

The quality of teaching in the reception year also reached the highest calibre.

The report said: “The quality of teaching in the reception year and for pupils with special educational meeds and/or disabilities is outstanding.”

There was also praise in the report for Mr Rosevear who took over as headteacher at the school in September last year.

The report added: “Leadership and management are good. The new headteacher and deputy headteacher inspire confidence and all staff are working as an effective team to improve the school. There is a constant drive towards improvement.