AN INSPECTOR heaped praise on a school for “embracing change” and raising pupils’ achievement.
Inspector Paul Brooker visited Quadring Cowley and Brown’s Primary School on October 19 and delivered a positive verdict on the school – which was unhappy with criticism levelled at it earlier this year at a previous visit.
Mr Brooker observed lessons, looked at work and chatted to children, parents, staff and governors.
He was impressed with what he saw in the lessons and felt children were encouraged well and made good progress towards clear goals.
He added: “The headteacher has shown considerable resolve in addressing priorities highlighted in the last report. Her positive approach has maintained staff morale and enabled the school to embrace necessary changes. The most immediate impact has been on the effectiveness of governance.”
He also said: “Parental responses to the most recent questionnaire were overwhelmingly positive. All respondents agreed that the school seeks the views of parents and carers and takes into account their suggestions and concerns.”
The news was welcomed by headteacher Nicola Wilkinson, who celebrated with students.
She said: “We are all delighted that Mr Brooker recognised the achievements and progress the school has made and would like to thank and praise parents for their loyal support and contributions to this fantastic outcome.
“There is still work to be done and, of course we will continue to strive for excellence.”