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Louth primary school celebrates 'good' Ofsted report

By Grimsby Telegraph  |  Posted: November 28, 2011

GOOD GOING: St Michael's CofE Primary School head teacher Paul Fox with Year 6 pupils Toby Grantham, Amy Page, Isobel Bunting and Elliott Chamberlain.

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STAFF and pupils at a Louth primary school are celebrating after receiving a good Ofsted report.

The Government's school inspectors rated St Michael's CofE Primary School as "good" overall, and praised the "outstanding role that pupils play in contributing to the improved quality of life for others".

Head teacher Paul Fox said: "We are delighted with how the inspection went and the way in which Ofsted recognised all the hard work that goes on in school by staff and governors, and the positive attitude of the children themselves."

In the report, inspector Jeremy Spencer praised the school for providing pupils with a "good education" and creating an "atmosphere of calm, warmth and understanding."

He added: "Pupils feel safe, valued and well cared for and this supports their good attendance and behaviour in school.

"They make good progress because the quality of teaching and the curriculum are good.

"A small minority of lessons observed during the inspection were outstanding."

In the report, 64 per cent of parents questioned said that they were happy with their child's experience at the school.

Mr Fox added: "The Ofsted team were impressed with the progress children make and their achievements, the quality of teaching, leadership and management of the school.

"From talking to the children, the inspector could see that they are exceptionally proud of their school, work hard, behave well and make an outstanding contribution to school life."

Chairman of governors Matthew Clarke added: "This latest Ofsted award is a wonderful result for St Michael's and clearly reflects the hard work and achievements of the staff and pupils alike.

"The governing body will now work with the school's management team with the aim of delivering an outstanding learning environment."

Year 6 pupil Amy Page, 11, said: "The best thing about the school is the teachers; they make the lessons really fun but make sure that you are learning at the same time.

"The teachers are really supportive; they praise you when you do well and give you constructive comments when you need to improve."

Toby Grantham, 10, added: "All the pupils at this school really support each other and I think the Ofsted people noticed that.

"I am really pleased that the school has done well in its report."

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