A NORTH DEVON village school has been identified as one of the most progressive in the country for seeking new ways to deliver the best possible education for its pupils. Chittlehampton Church of England Primary has received its second successive Investor

A NORTH DEVON village school has been identified as one of the most progressive in the country for seeking new ways to deliver the best possible education for its pupils.Chittlehampton Church of England Primary has received its second successive Investors in People award following a comprehensive inspection.And assessor Clive Tabiner concluded: "Chittlehampton is a small school with limited resources. Yet it is one of the most proactive and progressive schools that I have encountered in seeking better ways of working in order to deliver excellent educational and development opportunities for children in the community and career progression for staff." Mr Tabiner says there is a strong culture of continuous learning within the school and head teacher Jayne Kyle actively encourages all her staff to develop their skills."The head teacher is seen to be a good role model for effective leadership and development and her good practice permeates throughout the team," he says."There is a good understanding of the benefits coming from the school's investment in staff development - for example in terms of maintaining the high level of pupils' achievements, extending opportunities for non-core curriculum activities and supporting children's diverse needs."Mr Tabiner says the school's management team is at the forefront of developing partnership working with other schools in the area.This enhances the capacity for leadership and management and teaching and learning.There are also many opportunities for staff to develop their capabilities and there is a strong focus on developing staff for the future, whether to meet their career development aspirations or the future needs of the school. Head teacher Jayne Kyle said: "Investors in People has helped our school team to see their development and performance as essential contributions to raising achievement for all. I am passionate about building capacity in people so that children receive the very best all round education there is to offer."Local county councillor Joe Tucker said: "I want to congratulate Jayne Kyle and all her staff at Chittlehampton Primary School for this excellent achievement.