Primary school praised during Ofted inspection

A Doncaster primary school has seen its rating improve from requiring improvement to good, following a recent inspection.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 5:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:02 pm

In a report published this week, inspectors said that teaching standards at Long Toft Primary School in Church Road, Stainforth were ‘good’.

In particular headteacher, Alison Buxton was praised for her focus and determination, which inspectors said they believed had have driven improvements in the quality of teaching and learning and improved pupils’ outcomes.

Leaders at the school were also commended for their accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and what needs to be improved and for putting in place effective actions to bring about improvements in their areas.

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The personal development and welfare of pupils was also found to be good. Inspectors said students receive strong support which helps to nurture their development, helping them to grow in confidence and become responsible learners.

On the subject of the school’s cirriculum, the report stated: “The curriculum is well planned to meet the interests and needs of pupils. The school’s focused approach on improving pupils’ understanding in reading, writing and mathematics is paying dividends.”

Pupils at the school were praised for their behaviour and development.

The report stated: “Pupils are self-confident and prepared to put forward their views in a thoughtful and respectful way. They sensibly listen to the ideas of other pupils. For example, regular ‘circle time’ where pupils engage in mature discussions encourages pupils to consider the thoughts of others. Consequently, pupils’ listening skills, care and understanding for others are well developed.”