School celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

Cheveley Primary School pupils with class Teachers Francis Turrell and Anna Shepherd.

Cheveley Primary School pupils with class Teachers Francis Turrell and Anna Shepherd.

Pupils and staff at Cheveley Primary School have been celebrating after improving their Ofsted rating ifrom satisfactory to good .

The 140-pupil school was inspected at the end of last month and was awarded a good rating in every category.

Lead inspector Peter 
Sudworth said teaching at the school was good with staff working hard to make lessons interesting .

Pupils were praised for their good behaviour with attendance above average . They were said to have a good attitude to their work and enjoyed their learning.

“Lessons largely proceed without interruption because pupils are well mannered 
and courteous,” said Mr Sudworth.

Head teacher, Diane Kingdon, who took up her post in September, was said to have made a good start showing “increased rigour in tracking pupils’ progress.”

“Her style of openness and sharing information are appreciated by both staff and governors,” said Mr Sudworth.

“Staff are united and work as a team, “ said the report.

There was also praise for the school’s teaching assistants who were said to provide good support for the teachers and pupils.

The inspector said that in order to achieve an outstanding rating pupils’ writing skills needed to improce, they needed more opportunities to investigate in science and more able pupil needed to be challenged more particularly in Key Stage 1 and 2 maths lessons.

According to the report the large majority of parents were very supportive of the school’s efforts for their children.

“There is a huge amount of hard work that goes into making our school such a success and we are delighted that Ofsted has recognised the progress that we have made since our loast inspection,” said Mrs Kingdon. “We are also extremely proud of our keen and enthusiastic children who enjoy learning and we are pleased that Ofsted has praised their good behaviour and attitudes to work.”

She added: “We work very hard to ensure that every aspect of what we do here is giving each individual pupil the best chance which is why we are so delighted that under this new rigorous inspection framework Ofsted has recognised us as a good school.




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