School can blow its own trumpet!

Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick, celebrating after being rated outstanding by ofsted inspectors.
Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick, celebrating after being rated outstanding by ofsted inspectors.

A RASTRICK school is blowing its own trumpet after being rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Carr Green Primary School provides excellent value for money, its pupils thoroughly enjoy coming to school and their attendance is exceptionally high, according to inspectors.

Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick, celebrating after being rated outstanding by ofsted inspectors. Pictured is Lesley Bowyer (right)

Carr Green Primary School, Rastrick, celebrating after being rated outstanding by ofsted inspectors. Pictured is Lesley Bowyer (right)

Stephen Wall who visited the school in December said: “The outstanding curriculum fuels pupils’ enthusiasm for learning because it provides them with an array of memorable and meaningful experiences. Excellent engagement with parents and carers results in them holding the school in very high esteem.”

He says the outstanding early years foundation stage gets children off to a flying start and pupils feel exceptionally safe in school because procedures for safeguarding are outstanding.

“Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are confident and exceptionally polite. This and their high levels of attainment mean that they are outstandingly well-prepared for future success,” said Mr Wall.

“The school is very highly regarded in the local community because pupils are so active in supporting local initiatives and because pupils are outstanding ambassadors for the school. Pupils’ adoption of healthy lifestyles is outstanding as is their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

The teaching staff were also praised and are well-planned with a good focus on learning.

Leaders and managers are driving the school strongly forward, according to Mr Wall and they use the outcomes of accurate self-evaluation to tackle weaknesses effectively.

The school has improved since the previous inspection in several key aspects and this demonstrates its good capacity to continue improving.

Head teacher Lesley Bowyer said: “We are delighted for the school community particularly the inspectors recognising what wonderful pupils we have and how proud they are of the school.

“We get excellent support from parents and the wider community.

“It is also excellent to recognise the work all the staff do and constantly try to make things as good as they can be.”

To improve further the school has to accelerate pupils’ learning and progress even faster by making sure that teaching provides pupils with more opportunities to be actively involved in their own learning and embedding the recently introduced assessment initiatives so that pupils are clearer about their targets and about what they need to do to achieve them.

Something already identified by the school. “The report will help us to continue our work to make the school even better.”