A PRIMARY school finished the year on a high, receiving a “good’’ Ofsted inspection.
Green Haworth C of E Primary School was visited earlier this month by inspector Geoffrey Yates.
The inspector commented on how impressed he was by the “very friendly and welcoming school”.
His report states: “The school is well led and managed by the headteacher, Mrs Tracey Greenhalgh.
“In a relatively short period of time she has not only identified the right things to move the school forward, but has also ensured that decisive action has been taken to tackle them.”
He also said the school had a distinct Christian ethos and pupils’ behaviour was good.
Results in the 2007 Year 6 national tests were above average in maths and science, and average in English.
Pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities, of which there are an above average proportion, also achieved well.
The inspector added: “Good teamwork and very good relationships between staff and pupils are key strengths of teaching.
“Pupils feel safe because they know they can approach staff who know them well and are willing to listen.”
However, the inspector said the school’s overall assessment of itself was too modest, and opportunities for children to use their writing and ICT skills needed to be planned better.
Father David Lyon, rector of Accrington and chairman of the school’s governing body, said: “We are delighted.
“The staff and governors are very pleased with the Ofsted report.
“It’s the school’s 175th anniversary this year so this is added cause for celebration.
“We feel the report shows how hard-working the staff are on behalf of the children and how the children blossom and flourish while they are here.”