Ofsted inspectors have given a glowing report to Sexton’s Manor Primary School praising its teaching, pupil behaviour and the ethos of the school which has been rated Good.
Their report says that pupils make good progress and achieve well throughout the school with progress in Early Years Foundation stage now outstanding. Outstanding progress is also made by some children in Key Stage 1 and years 3 and 4.
Pupils are achieving well in English and mathematics and have very positive attitudes to learning. Their behaviour is good both in and out of lessons and the children feel safe in school.
Sexton’s Manor is also praised for its links with neighbouring Riverwalk School and Risby Nursing Home and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is said to be a strength of the school.
The headteacher Debbie Knight, her staff and governors work well together and the school’s capacity for sustained improvement is good say inspectors.
More high quality resources are needed to support children with their reading and the school is already working on this and inspectors also commented that more challenge is needed to enable pupils to make more rapid progress.
Links with parents are good and attendance is improving and just above the national average.
Mrs Knight said that she was pleased with both the Ofsted report and the recent findings for the Basic Skills Quality Mark Assessment which praised the inclusive ethos of the school’s ‘highly professional learning community’.
She said: “Thank you to all those involved in our school community, we have much to celebrate and we look forward to our exciting future as we continue to go from strength to strength.”