Praise for Savernake school by Ofsted inspectors
2:00pm Friday 7th December 2012 in By Barry Leighton
St Katharine’s Primary School has been given commendable marks by inspectors thanks to its “buzz of activity” and desire to treat pupils as individuals.
The Savernake school is delighted with its glowing report following a two-day examination by Ofsted officials in October.
The report, which has just been released, said: “Pupils demonstrate a strong desire to learn. They have good opportunities to work independently and in groups.
“They feel safe, enjoy coming to school, behave considerately and attend regularly.
“Relationships are based on trust, respect and courtesy.”
Staff, governors, parents and pupils are all pleased with the report which rated the CE school as “good”.
Headteacher Sharon Cross said: “I am very proud of the Ofsted report. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff, governors, pupils and parents for all the hard work in supporting the school throughout the last two years.”
Lead inspector Peter Clifton recognised the positive use of ICT at St Katharine’s.
He said: “Pupils use computers and ‘tablets’ regularly to help with drafting stories, making e-books and researching information.”
He praised the treatment of pupils as individuals.
“Teachers and support staff motivate the pupils to do their best and positive approaches help pupils to build their confidence,” he said.
“Discussion led by the teacher or in small groups or pairs is well established.
“There is a buzz of activity and engagement when pupils explore their different ideas together.”
The governing body also lauded the school as “very proactive”.