AN OSWALDTWISTLE primary school was recognised as having “some good features” following a two-day Ofsted inspection.
St Paul’s CE was told that the service it offered was satisfactory and that improvements already made confirmed that the school was making good progress with a capacity to improve further.
The school was inspected on 6 and 7 May.
Inspectors commented favourably on the pupils’ behaviour and their enjoyment of learning, and on the broad curriculum and the extra activities, pastoral care and guidance offered.
The report said: “Pupils are given good guidance in their personal development.
“However, they are not given sufficient individual guidance on what they need to do to improve their literacy and numeracy skills.”
The report also encouraged staff to help pupils achieve at their ability level in mathematics as inspectors felt some pupils were not doing as well as they could.
Staff were praised by inspectors for their efforts but were encouraged to be more objective when assessing pupils.
The report said: “The headteacher and senior teachers monitor the school’s work regularly, though their overall judgements are a little generous.
“They do not always analyse the wealth of available information with sufficient rigour to bring about the necessary improvements in standards more quickly.”
Gwynneth Bennett, headteacher, said: “The report gives us a springboard for taking the school forward and we are confident that we can meet the inspector’s requirements.
“Actions were already in place to promote these positive changes.”
Chairman of the school governors, Canon Michael Ratcliffe, said that he was delighted that the school‘s good work has been officially recognised.