Kinsley school is top of the class

Newspaper: Hemsworth Express.'Story: Kinsley Primary school has received a good Ofsted report.'Pictured: Mr Paul Birdsall - Head Teacher and Mrs Jane Tomlinson are pictured with members of the school council.'Photo Date: 27/02/15
Newspaper: Hemsworth Express.'Story: Kinsley Primary school has received a good Ofsted report.'Pictured: Mr Paul Birdsall - Head Teacher and Mrs Jane Tomlinson are pictured with members of the school council.'Photo Date: 27/02/15

Staff and pupils at Kinsley Primary School – which was told two years ago that it needed to improve – are celebrating after a successful Ofsted inspection.

The latest Ofsted report says the school is good and has made rapid progress since the previous inspection.

It said school bosses had brought about improvement at a fast pace since the previous inspection, resulting in a good quality of teaching.

It also praised the school for pupils’ behaviour and achievements and the school’s high expectations to ensure most pupils work hard.

Ofsted inspector, Christine Millett, said: “Since the previous inspection, the headteacher has worked closely with the governors and the local authority to create challenging targets to improve the school.

“Pupils’ take great pride in their school and conduct themselves well. They look forward to coming because being at school is good fun.

“As a result, pupils show enthusiasm for learning, are quick to participate and keen to do their best.

“The quality of teaching has improved since the previous inspection. Almost all of it is now good with some that is outstanding.

“Teachers plan engaging activities and make good use of practical materials to stimulate interest. This has resulted in improved achievement across the school.

“The progress made by pupils in the school is accelerating rapidly. Staff and pupils have risen to the challenge and achievement is improving strongly.”

Headteacher Paul Birdsall said: “We are delighted that all the hard work by staff, the pupils, governing body and parents has been recognised by Ofsted and that we are now categorised as a good school.

“Also, that the community of Kinsley has a school that they can be truly proud of.

“We are all committed to make sure that the school continues to improve as we aim to be recognised as outstanding when we become an academy in May.”

The report also said the school could improve further by securing outstanding teaching across the school, ensuring an appropriate level of challenge for all pupils and encouraging parents’ involvement to raise pupils’ attainment in English and maths.