Thu, 12 Mar 2015
BUCKLEBURY Primary School is celebrating after being ranked as 'good' in a recent Ofsted report.
Following a two day inspection in January, inspectors praised the leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and early years provision.
The report said that the headteacher and staff know pupils very well, that they regularly check the progress of individuals and are ambitious for what each child can achieve.
It added that children in the early years are well cared for and make good progress because they are well supported in their development.
Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and emotional development is very strong and in all situations pupils demonstrate respect for adults and support each other.
Parents and carers speak highly of the school and recognise and appreciate the good levels of care to keep their children safe.
Pupils like coming to school and enjoy learning because their teachers 'make lessons fun'. They behave well in lessons and at playtime.
Inspectors observed ten lessons, listened to pupils reading and held meetings with staff and members of the governing body.
Headteacher Pippa Rowe was singled out, saying that staff speak highly of her dedication to the school.
Inspectors said the school is not yet classed as outstanding because teachers targets are not always specific enough and middle leaders are not involved enough in checking pupils' progress in their subjects.
Mrs Rowe said: "