Good times are beginning for primary school

Ofsted report at PCDS Spalding'Pupils from all years with chairman Melvyn Price, head Glyn Rushden, deputy head Diane Mulley. ANL-141021-161601001
Ofsted report at PCDS Spalding'Pupils from all years with chairman Melvyn Price, head Glyn Rushden, deputy head Diane Mulley. ANL-141021-161601001

This is the first time in 14 years standards at Spalding Parish Church of England Day School have made the grade and the headteacher, Glyn Rushton, is delighted.

Mr Rushton said: “It is with both delight and professional pride that, in the history of Ofsted inspections at the school since the year 2000, this is the first time it has achieved a grading of ‘Good’.”

The report acknowledges: “Pupils are reflective and caring. Relationships are good between staff and pupils and between pupils. Pupils listen carefully to others and respect each other’s views. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils trust staff to help them and keep them safe.”

Recognising the children as the most important people in the school, Mr Rushton said: “We can now assure them they are getting a good deal and that they are right to be proud of their school. Together, as a community, we look forward to building on these firm foundations and continuing on our journey to achieve our aspirations of being an ‘outstanding’ school for our community in the future.”

Melvyn Price, chairman of governors, said: “The whole governing body are absolutely delighted with the outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection. This is a tremendous achievement which is well-deserved by Glyn Rushton and his team.

“The inspectors, doubtless, recognised the hard work and dedication of the whole staff and it is particularly gratifying to read comments such as ‘Pupils behave well, are eager to learn and feel safe and well looked after’ and also ‘Pupils are proud of their work, which is neat and well presented. They wear their uniform with pride.’”

Mr Price went on to say that the school will not become complacent with the judgement of ‘good’, but will continue to strive for even more improvements in thefuture.