Village school’s delight at getting good grade

Children at Boddington Primary School, celebrate the news, that the school has received a good ofsted report.
Children at Boddington Primary School, celebrate the news, that the school has received a good ofsted report.
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A VILLAGE primary school is celebrating after achieving a ‘good’ grade in a government inspection.

Boddington Primary School’s Ofsted findings followed an inspection last month. The latest judgement matches the school’s previous report in 2007.

Reacting to the latest inspection, executive headteacher Sue Lawrence said: “I am delighted with the results – it reflects the love of learning both pupils and staff have here at Boddington.”

There have been some changes at the school which started a collaboration with nearby Culworth Primary School last year. Before Mrs Lawrence took over as executive headteacher the school only had an acting headteacher.

The Ofsted report has gone down well with the governing body at the school.

Helen Stephenson, vice chair of governors, said: “It is particularly pleasing for the school to be recognised as good when we have gone through some big changes recently.

“It was clear that the Ofsted inspector recognised the work that had been done in securing the leadership of our rural primary schools.”

Ofsted has judged teaching at the school to be good and praised the headteacher and governing body.

The report begins: “This is a good school which has consolidated the strengths evident in the previous inspection.

“On her appointment, the executive headteacher saw where the problems were.

“Working creatively with staff and a shrewd governing body, she has successfully led a very rapid recovery, while sustaining the school’s friendly atmosphere.”