THE latest Ofsted report for Little Sutton CE Primary School contains an impressive array of compliments.
Describing it as a 'good school', the report also refers to the significant improvement it has achieved since 1999.
The report says: 'Standards are currently average in English and science, above average in mathematics and religious education, and well above average in art and design.
'The school is well led and managed and it provides good value for money. There is also a very good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.'
Other strengths include:
Attendance is above average. Pupils show a keen interest and pride in their work
Curriculum well organised and reviewed regularly
The school offers a good level of care and welfare and is very good at involving pupils and giving them responsibility
Assessment of work is very good
Teachers work hard and plan well together. Teaching overall is satisfactory or better
Good links with parents and the community
Very good links with other schools.
Improvements needed include:
Raising standards in the content and variety of pupils' writing by improving teachers' subject knowledge and understanding
Governors should follow up their self-evaluation work with more regular and focused visits to the school to monitor the impact
Improve the quality of teaching by ensuring work is better matched to pupils' abilities, especially for the more able