Headteacher’s pride at Ofsted’s findings

Lythe School Good OFSTED result ''w122603
Lythe School Good OFSTED result ''w122603

lythe School has been rated good by education bosses who said it could go on to become an outstanding school.

The school which has just over 100 pupils was inspected by Ofsted at the end of May, with just two days’ notice, and the results were revealed last week.

Inspectors, who sat in on nine lessons taught by five different members of staff over the two days, made judgements in five categories – overall effectiveness, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

They rated each one as good, with the only higher possible rating being outstanding – which they added the school could achieve by following the recommendations set out to them.

Inspectors found that throughout their time in school, pupils make good progress in all subjects, there are examples of outstanding teaching resulting in accelerated progress and that pupils enjoy their lessons.

The behaviour of pupils was found to be good, with children saying they feel safe and secure.

Special praise was handed out for headteacher, Andrea Foord, said to lead with “vision and energy”, the particular strengths in the leadership and management of the nursery provision and the monitoring and evaluation process in the school.

Inspectors said to improve further the school should use assessment information with more provision, allow pupils to solve problems more independently, provide governors with regular information about progress and ensure school development plans have clear and measurable criteria.

Ms Foord told the Gazette: “The current Ofsted framework introduced in January this year is more rigorous than ever so getting an overall effectiveness grade of good can be seen as a very good achievement by all staff and pupils at the school.

“In the report, it was clear that Ofsted fully understands the reasons why the pupils, parents and carers at the school value it so highly.

“The school has made real progress and the report is one that the whole school is proud of.”