Coningsby School plans an exciting future

Top team:  Kate Hodson and deputy Luke Scoffield who pupils at St Michael's CoE Primary School
Top team: Kate Hodson and deputy Luke Scoffield who pupils at St Michael's CoE Primary School
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Staff at a Coningsby primary school are planning an exciting future after a remarkable transformation in its fortunes.

Two years ago, Ofsted raised several concerns about standards at St Michaels Church of England Primary School.

Now - after another Ofsted inspection a couple of months ago - the school has been rated as ‘good’, right across the board.

The commendable progress coincided with the appointment of Kate Hodson as headteacher.

Not that she is taking all of the credit.

She told the News: “I’d only been in the post for six days when that first inspection (2012) took place.

“I’d got to know the school before arriving so I was aware improvements were needed.

“Now, after the latest inspection, we’re obviously very pleased.

“It has been hard work but it has been worth it.

“I’ve had tremendous support from the staff, parents, governors and, not least, the children themselves

“Everything we do is for them. They are what is important.”

Mrs Hodson is determined to ensure the school is not about to rest on its laurels.

Work is close to being completed on four new classrooms - and an extension to the main hall.

At present, the school has 285 pupils but that could increase to around 400 by the year 2018 - if the estimates regarding the local population are correct.

Mrs Hodson added: “Coningsby is a thriving, growing community and as a school, we have go to grow alongside that.

“We are a good school. That has now been officially recognised.

“But, there’s no complacency. We are building for a better future.”