Ofsted inspectors praise Fremington school

FREMINGTON Community Primary and Nursery School has been praised for its steady progress by education inspectors from Ofsted. The school was judged a satisfactory and steadily improving school in a recent inspection carried out by Ofsted inspector Graem

FREMINGTON Community Primary and Nursery School has been praised for its steady progress by education inspectors from Ofsted.

The school was judged a "satisfactory and steadily improving school" in a recent inspection carried out by Ofsted inspector Graeme Sherfield.

The report praises the caring and friendly environment which the head teacher and his staff have worked successfully to maintain, and highlights many good features.

Developing pupils' enthusiasm for learning and their sense of responsibility is central to the school and is reflected well in its day-to-day life, says the report.


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Both pupils and their parents are happy with the school. Pupils' behaviour was also praised. The report says they "show good concentration in lessons and work well both independently and in co-operation with others."

According to the report, pupils make satisfactory progress throughout the school, supported by a good curriculum.

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The quality of teaching in the school was judged good and the report says teachers used questioning well to press pupils to think further and check their understanding.

While acknowledging the many improvements made by the school since the previous inspection, the report outlines three areas for further improvement - accelerating pupils' progress into Year 6; bringing all teaching to the same level as the best; and developing the roles of the senior management team in monitoring progress.

All the recommendations were being addressed, said head teacher Phil Cloke.

He said:"Parents, governors and staff have been pleased with the report, particularly as it acknowledges many of the school's strengths, such as its caring environment, good teaching and pupil behaviour. Fortunately, the suggested areas for improvement had already been identified by ourselves and are currently being developed, along with our commitment to raise standards of pupil achievement.

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