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Glowing Ofsted report for Lampard Community School

PUBLISHED: 13:29 20 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:24 20 September 2017

Lampard Community School's retired headteacher Karen Rogers with members fo the school choir plus former pupil Seb Bell and the Imperial Hotel's William Sherwin.

Lampard Community School's retired headteacher Karen Rogers with members fo the school choir plus former pupil Seb Bell and the Imperial Hotel's William Sherwin.


Barnstaple school ‘goes the extra mile’ say education inspectors

Barnstaple’s Lampard Community School has received a glowing report from education inspectors.

The school was rated as good across the board, ‘with outstanding features’, which will be seen as a tribute to former headteacher Karen Rogers who retired last month after 10 years at the helm.

Lampard looks after 122 pupils aged from five to 16 with special education needs.

Two senior inspectors from the schools standards agency, Ofsted, visited Lampard just before the end of last term and their report has just been published.

It says every aspect of school life at Lampard is good with outstanding features and inspectors said there was a strong capacity for the school to get even better.

Lead inspector Diana Denman concluded: “Pupils make good progress in their learning across a breadth of subjects.

“Leaders have developed a curriculum that equips pupils with the skills, knowledge and understanding to support them to learn effectively.

“It promotes pupils’ individuality and encourages them to flourish.

“The care and support of all pupils is outstanding. The care, compassion and commitment of the head and her staff underpins the positive and trusting relationships they have with pupils.

“The positive rapport between pupils and staff underpins the culture and ethos of the school.”

She said parents spoke confidently about the impact Lampard has on their children’s development and well-being. They say the school goes the extra mile to protect children and pupils behaved impeccably.

Karen Rogers said: “I would like to thank the staff for all their hard work and also for their support during my 10 years of headship with a particular thank you to the leadership group who are an incredibly talented and a highly professional team.

“I would also thank Kevin Harris, the chairman of governors and the board, who give unstintingly of their time, knowledge and expertise.

“We have all worked together to provide children and families with the very best possible education, care and support and I am very proud of all we have achieved.

“I know the school will continue to go from strength to strength under the leadership of the new headteacher, Sam Barham, and I wish all students, parents and carers, staff and governors the very best for the future.”

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