School’s joy at recent ‘good’ Ofsted report

Staff and pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School are celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.

The school, on Highfield Road in Hemsworth, was given a ‘good’ rating for its teaching, achievement, pupils’ behaviour, leadership and management.

In the report lead inspector Rosemary Eaton said pupils were taught well.

She said: “Pupils are achieving well because their learning and progress is good.

“Pupils are taught well. Teachers are very clear about what each pupil knows, understands and can do, and what interests them. They make good use of this information when they plan their lessons.”

Inspections took place in May this year and the school maintained the ‘good’ rating from its last inspection in March 2010.

The report also stated: “In this school, every child does matter. Leaders and staff go out of their way to care for pupils and help them become successful leaders.”

Marlyn Morgan, headteacher, said: “Members of staff, governors and parents are delighted with the report and found we were classed as ‘good’ in all areas.

“I am pleased that staff have had their hard work and commitment to the school recognised.”

Inspectors said there was enough outstanding teaching but occasionally work for the most able pupils was not challenging enough.

It was also noted that pupils did not have enough opportunities to use their mathematics and writing skills during lessons in other subjects.