Inspectors rate school as ‘good’

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A SHEFFIELD school has credited its approach to teamwork and learning together – by using the concept of a bus – after getting a ‘good’ Ofsted rating.

Inspectors said pupils at Sheffield’s Angram Bank Community Primary School in High Green were polite, considerate and friendly and bullying was rare because all the parents ‘get on so well’.

Headteacher Andrea Carr said: “We are very pleased with the inspector’s report.

“Our children are a delight to be with and I am particularly pleased that their behaviour and attitudes have been recognised.

“They know very clearly and understand what it means to be ‘On the Angram Bank Bus’.

“Parents appreciate the work of the school and are supportive of their children which enables us to have a highly valued partnership between home and school.”

Inspectors found the school – which has 287 pupils – was good in achievement, teaching and learning.

Pupils’ attitudes to learning were ‘excellent’ and there was good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The school, on Kinsey Road, has ‘good capacity for improvement’, added the report.

Suggestions to increase the rating to ‘outstanding’ included improving quality of learning by ensuring pupils spend more time finding things out, more accurate planning to tailor tasks to different pupils’ needs and measuring learning more closely.

Sue Crookes, chairman of governors, said: “This successful report is due to the hard work and commitment of the staff.

“Mrs Carr has been recognised as an inspirational headteacher who has created an excellent team of people dedicated to the school and its community.”