'Bright smiling faces' impress Northam school inspectors

EDUCATION inspectors have been bowled over by the bright, smiling faces at a Northam school. St George s Infant and Nursery School is a happy and harmonious school where pupils make good progress, according to its latest Ofsted report. The report found

EDUCATION inspectors have been bowled over by the "bright, smiling faces" at a Northam school.

St George's Infant and Nursery School is a happy and harmonious school where pupils make good progress, according to its latest Ofsted report.

The report found that pupils work hard and achieve well and that the school had good links with the local community and a very strong sense of teamwork.

It also praised the Christian ethos of the school which, it says, "shines through in the care and thoughtfulness pupils show towards one another".


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"The pupils, judging by their bright, smiling faces, really enjoy their learning," said inspector Christine Huard.

"Pupils achieve well because teaching is good. There is a robust monitoring programme and the school has secure evidence to show that actions have been taken to address any weakness.

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"Teachers plan well together and this ensures that there is good continuity across year groups."

Head teacher Babs Johnson said: "We are really pleased with Ofsted's findings, which recognise the good practice within the school and the real teamwork that is a feature of St George's, as well as our commitment to giving children a happy, varied and rewarding learning experience.

"Our strengths are testament to the school staff, governors, parents and of course the children, and we are naturally delighted with this positive report.

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