A Northamptonshire school celebrated an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection report by spelling out their status using pupils standing on the playground.
Maidwell Primary School received the top rating for the second time after inspector said it was an outstanding school with “outstanding teaching which enables pupils to make outstanding gains in their learning from their starting points at the school”.
Headteacher Rosemarie James said: “We are very proud of our school. Everyone at Maidwell Primary School works very hard and the recent inspection visit is an endorsement of this.”
Some of the other findings of the report included:
* The headteacher provides very strong leadership. Determined efforts by the headteacher, subject leaders and governors have maintained the outstanding quality of teaching and pupils’ achievements since the previous inspection.
* Pupils’ behaviour and knowledge of how to keep themselves safe are excellent.
* The quality of teaching is regularly kept under review and staff support one another extremely well.
* Pupils’ moral and social development is promoted particularly well.
* The school caters equally well for all groups of pupils, so all are very happy in school and make excellent progress.
* The curriculum is very well planned and offers pupils a very good range of experiences.
* The governing body is well led and both supports and challenges the school very effectively.
* The school is particularly successful in helping the regular intake of pupils during Key Stage 2 to make exceptional progress, often from very low starting points.
* Very good attention is given to individuals and their progress is tracked very well.
* Parents think highly of the school and all those who completed ‘Parent View’ would recommend the school to others.