Inspectors praise leadership at improving Sheffied primary

Wybourn Community Primary
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‘Outstanding’ leadership at a Sheffield primary school has been praised for driving improvements.

Wybourn Community Primary and Nursery School, in Wybourn, was rated as good in four areas, while leadership and management was found to be outstanding.

Inspectors from Government education watchdog, Ofsted, visited the school on Manor Oaks Road for two days in June.

They found the school is managed ‘extremely well’ by executive headteacher Joanne Bradshaw and headteacher Hannah Thornley, who are driving improvements in teaching and achievement effectively.

Inspector Lynne Blakelock wrote in her report: “Leaders at all levels make a strong contribution to the school’s capacity for further improvement.

“Senior leaders oversee their areas very well, through very effective line management.

“They have a detailed knowledge of achievement and teaching in their areas.”

Inspectors also found pupils are making good progress.

Standards are average by the end of Year 6 and are improving quickly in reading, writing and mathematics.

Children’s behaviour is good, they have a good attitude towards learning and feel safe and secure ‘within a caring, supportive and inclusive environment’.

Teaching is good and in some areas outstanding.

The rate of boys’ progress is increasing quickly and teachers take care to plan activities that interest and engage them in learning.

The early years at the school provides a good start to children’s education and the setting and activities ensure children make good progress in their learning and personal development.

The school was given two areas to improve on to become outstanding.

It must ensure the most-able pupils are consistently challenged in order to achieve their full potential and extend the skills and impact of middle leaders.