Hard work reaping rewards as school gets Ofsted praise

Gosberton Primary School pupils celebrate in the playground with the Ofsted banner that says it all.  Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN) SG081111-124NG
Gosberton Primary School pupils celebrate in the playground with the Ofsted banner that says it all. Photo (NIKKI GRIFFIN) SG081111-124NG
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GOSBERTON Primary School has leapt into the good books of Ofsted by making a big improvement on its rating.

The school was labelled ‘satisfactory’ by the educational watchdog in 2008 but it is now deemed ‘good’ across the board and inspectors have scored two features as ‘outstanding’.

The school has celebrated its achievement by putting a banner on the playground railings declaring: “Well Done Gosberton, Good with Oustanding Features”.

Gosberton is part of the Phoenix Federation, a partnership with Boston’s Park Primary School.

Executive head Carol Clare – and head of school Jo Bland – were both described as providing outstanding leadership.

Carol Clare said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this Ofsted report that shows that all the hard work is reaping its rewards in terms of the positive effect on the children’s learning.

“We have taken in the information from the report and will focus on keeping up the level of excellence while working hard on any areas that can be improved any further.”

The school has 105 pupils on roll.

“Outstanding” features singled out by Ofsted were the effectiveness of care, guidance and support and the effectiveness of partnerships in promoting learning and well-being.

In a letter to pupils, lead inspector Declan McCarthy says: “Your school is well managed and your governors provide good support.” But he says he’s asked the school to do two things to make it even better: make sure work in lessons is always set at the right level and that teachers use information about how well pupils are doing to make further improvements.