Redstart Primary School pupils praised in OFSTED report

Yeovil Express: PUPILS at Redstart Primary School in Chard were praised for their behaviour in the OFSTED report. PHOTO: Jeff Searle. Buy this photo » PUPILS at Redstart Primary School in Chard were praised for their behaviour in the OFSTED report. PHOTO: Jeff Searle.

PUPILS at Redstart Primary School were specifically praised for their behaviour in their latest OFSTED report.

The behaviour and safety of pupils was given an inspection grade of one for outstanding, while the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, leadership and management and overall effectiveness were all given a three for satisfactory.

The school has said it is pleased with the progress identified in the latest report, in particular the reference to the children’s positive attitudes to learning and the provision in the Reception and Early Years Centre, which was described as outstanding.

In 2008, the overall effectiveness of the school was marked as good, as was the effectiveness of the foundation stage.

Eric van den Barselaar, Chair of Governors said: “The Governors are very pleased with the progress of the school in the last ten years under the excellent leadership of Suzanne Flack. The school is very popular and we are grateful for the active role our parents play in school life.

“We will take the comments and recommendations from this OFSTED report on board and will continue to plan meticulously for further improvements in teaching and learning, as well as improvements to our premises.”

Suzanne Flack, head teacher said: “I am delighted the exemplary behaviour of our pupils was highlighted during the inspection. I am very proud of all of our pupils as they work so hard and make such good progress.

“The school continues to build on previous successes and the report outlines the schools many strengths. I would like to thank the parents for their overwhelming support and positive comments.”

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