It’s a very good day as Tilney All Saints school welcomes Ofsted inspection verdict

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Pupils and staff of one village primary school have had the perfect end to the current term after inspectors praised them in a new report.

The Tilney All Saints Primary School closes for half-term today, two days after it was rated good by Ofsted inspectors.

Headteacher Anne Senior said the entire school community was “very proud” of the grading, which came just 18 months after it was deemed to “require improvement.”

She said: “All staff, support staff, governors, volunteers and children have worked very hard to transform the school and bring us to the point where we currently are. We have received invaluable support from parents andcarers and the wider community.

“We hope that the school will now go from strength to strength with such an amazing result and look forward to a bright future.”

Following a two-day visit at the end of April, lead inspector Geoff Timms said standards in reading, writing and maths were above expected standards in most year groups.

More able pupils can make good progress, while youngsters with disabilities or special educational needs are well supported so they progress in line with their peers.

Mr Timms also reported that the partnership between the school and the Anthony Curton Primary in Walpole St Peter had had a positive impact on the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress.

To improve further, Mr Timms said the school needed to expand its library to include more non-fiction books and offer more opportunity for children to develop comprehension skills.

He said more also needed to be done to make sure that tasks were sufficiently challenging and for teachers to observe and work with outstanding teachers from other schools.