Staff and pupils at a Coningsby school are celebrating after earning high praise from Ofsted following an official inspection.
St Michaels Church of England Primary School was visited by inspectors last month.
In their official report, Ofsted says the school is ‘rapidly improving.’
Headteacher Kate Hodson said: “It was reassuring to hear that the targets the school has been given in the report had already been identified through our self evaluation.
“These priorities - with clear actions and time lines - are already in our development plan for the coming academic year.
“The report gives a true picture of how well we know our school - and children - and how as a team of staff, parents and governors, we are making great steps to make the school an even better place for our pupils.”
Apart from describing the school as rapidly improving, inspectors praised a number of other factors.
They said the school’s leaders had a clear vision about how to move the school forward.
They also said leaders had put in place ‘robust systems’ for improving teaching.
Teachers were praised for their good questioning techniques which allowed pupils to think critically in lessons.
Inspectors also pointed to various new systems that had been put in place which meant pupils were making much better progress than previously and were ‘catching up lost ground’.
They said the behaviour of pupils was good - around school and in classes.
The report stated: “Pupils are very polite towards one another and towards all adults.
“Overall, the school has a very positive atmosphere.
Teaching assistants were praised for giving effective support and the report added: “All pupils feel very safe in school.”
Inspectors also mentioned the school had sound policies on behaviour and anti-bullying.
It said those polices were fully in place and were used rigorously by all teachers.
The system for report absences was also ‘very rigorous.’
Mrs Hodson said: “The future looks very promising and with plans in place to develop the whole school curriculum, I know the children will continue to make good progress.
“Over the next days, weeks, terms and years, as a staff. we will endeavour to move forward.
“I am confident we will continue to go from strength to strength.”
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