Giant strides in improving teaching taken at Necton Primary School, report says

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Giant strides have been taken in improving teaching at a primary school that has lifted standards from satisfactory to good, inspectors said.

Necton Primary School was rated good in all areas in its latest Ofsted report, which has just been published.

The report said: “Overall achievement has been improving from below the national level to be average last year.

“Many pupils are on track to exceed the expected standard this year.”

The school has been told that to lift its rating to outstanding, pupils’ progress in writing needs to match that in reading and maths. Inspectors recognised that the school had already identified that as the next priority for improvement.

The school was one of the first to be involved in the Norfolk to Good and Great project managed by Norfolk County Council – a programme formed because standards at too many schools in the county were not high enough.

Attainment for children entering reception is well below the level typically found in the age-group, but they progress quickly, the report said.

Developing skills in sport is a strength because of the excellent sporting facilities, it added.

The 168-pupil school was said to have few children from ethnic minority backgrounds and an average number from deprived backgrounds or with special educational needs.

Inspectors said pupils feel safe and well looked after by staff and attendance is above average.