Staff and pupils at Kingswear Primary School are delighted with the outcome of the recent Ofsted visit that judged that they are maintaining a good quality of education in the school.
The Inspector was clearly impressed by the pupils and their school. He said pupils feel happy and valued and that school leaders and Governors have high aspirations for what the pupils can achieve.
The Inspector was impressed by the interest and engagement in the learning of the children in the early years setting, and that staff are patient and attentive to children’s needs and that they listen carefully. The children’s good behaviour shows that they feel safe.
Parents also showed themselves to be very supportive of the school. All parents who responded to the Ofsted survey agreed that their child is happy, feels safe and is well looked after. A typical comment written by a parents was, “the school is an excellent, nurturing environment for my child”. The Inspector focused on a number of particular issues. He looked closely at the progress of pupils in writing. He found that pupils’ presentation is good, they take pride in their work and that the most able pupils are able to use a range of complex structures. He also focussed on mathematics where he found that pupils, particularly girls are making strong progress. He was also impressed by how well leaders and managers are driving improvement in the school, saying they are ambitious in their roles and hold high expectations for what children can achieve.
Head of school, Jess Alford said, “I am very proud of the staff and pupils at Kingswear, and am delighted that this has been recognised by Ofsted. We are delighted but never complacent and are using the report as a springboard for even greater things”.
Roger Pope, CEO of Education South West, said “We are always pleased when one of the family of our schools gets a good Ofsted judgement. Kingswear is a remarkable school which serves its community well, and I am thrilled that the quality of their work has been recognised in this way.