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Witham: School celebrates "good" Ofsted rating
5:00pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
A primary school is celebrating after being rated a “good” school in its latest Ofsted Report.
Howbridge Infant School, in Dengie Close, Witham, received the grading following an inspection by Ofsted in July after rating just “satisfactory” in its last inspection during 2010.
Anna Conley, who became headteacher of the school in 2011, said: “The report reflects the hard work of the whole school and community and the improvements we have made since the previous inspection.
“We are particularly proud of the learning attitudes of the children, their willingness learn and to challenge their learning and the quality of the teaching here.
The report praised the “excellent range of high quality clubs” at the school, including breakfast, lunch and after-school clubs and support provided to disabled pupils and those with special needs.
It also made recommendations for improvement, noting that “pupils do not always have opportunities to write at length from a variety of perspectives”, “sharing of their best classroom skills between teachers and among teaching assistants is at an early stage.
Ms Conley said: “We are already putting a plan into place to get our school up to outstanding standard and will be addressing the points made in the Ofsted report.”
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