School’s joy as Ofsted gives it top marks

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TEACHERS and pupils at a Rawmarsh school have received a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors who rated them as ‘outstanding’.

The report said the overall effectiveness of Ashwood Primary School was ‘outstanding’, the outcome for children was ‘outstanding’ and the school’s capacity to sustain improvement was also ‘outstanding’.

Out of thirty one key findings, the school was awarded nineteen outstanding judgements and twelve good ones.

The children were rated as being exceptionally well behaved, motivated to learn and staff demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the pupils.

The school curriculum was described as “first rate”, offering a multitude of opportunities.

Leadership and management were also praised, the report stated: “Teaching that is less than good has all but been eradicated and an increasing proportion is outstanding.”

Pupils were also praised for making an “exceptional contribution to the school and the wider community.”

Chair of governors, Jackie Healey, said: “This report is a great tribute to our head teacher, and the entire staff of the school, but above all it is a great reflection on all of our outstanding pupils and our community.”