Work still needed at Spalding primary school

A Sky Sports Living for Sport day at Spalding St Paul's Primary School where work is still needed to improve teaching and pupils' performances, according to an Ofsted report published this month.
A Sky Sports Living for Sport day at Spalding St Paul's Primary School where work is still needed to improve teaching and pupils' performances, according to an Ofsted report published this month.
  • ‘Too few pupils make good progress’, Ofsted claims
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Senior staff at a Spalding primary school have admitted that work still needs to be done to raise standards but progress is being made.

A report by Ofsted on Spalding St Paul’s Primary School claimed that “too few pupils make good progress” from the ages of four to 11, teaching standards were “variable” across age groups and subjects, pupils “get distracted” in lessons and performance targets for staff aren’t always “clear enough”.

I remain determined to improve the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school.

However, the school was praised for improving attendance, keeping pupils “safe and secure” and for the way governors are challenging “the quality of teaching and achievement effectively to ensure they improve quickly”.

Commenting on the school’s “requires improvement” grading, Headteacher Kira Nicholls said: “Although the report recognises many of the positive changes we have made over the last 18 months, it also highlights the areas in which we must do better.

“I have already begun to work with governors and the local authority to draw up a plan to address all of the key areas from the report.

“The inspectors were very positive for the school’s future progress and I remain determined to improve the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school in order to raise standards.”