Positive Ofsted report for Malcolm Sargent School in Stamford

Photo: SM190711-017ow.jpg'Headteacher Tristan Revell with pupils celebrating Malcolm Sargent Primary School's Ofsted report. From left, back, Katie Woods, 11, Jack Lacey, 11, Steven Day, 10, Mai Moncaster, nine, and Georgia Thompson, 10. Front, 'Edie Whaley, five, headteacher Tristan Revell and James Davis, five.
Photo: SM190711-017ow.jpg'Headteacher Tristan Revell with pupils celebrating Malcolm Sargent Primary School's Ofsted report. From left, back, Katie Woods, 11, Jack Lacey, 11, Steven Day, 10, Mai Moncaster, nine, and Georgia Thompson, 10. Front, 'Edie Whaley, five, headteacher Tristan Revell and James Davis, five.

STAFF and children at a primary school have rounded off the year with a positive Ofsted report.

Malcolm Sargent school in Stamford was found to be good with some outstanding features following a visit from Ofsted inspector Kath Campbell at the end of June. She was particularly impressed with the “exceptional improvements” the school has made since its last inspection and praised staff for their leadership, drive and determination in making further changes.

In a letter to the children, Mrs Campbell said: “We found you friendly and polite and enjoyed talking to you about your work. You should all be very proud of your work and of the high standards you reach. Some of you have had to work very hard to do so well.”

The quality of teaching was praised along with the school’s science provision, care for its children and the way it prepares them for their futures.

Headteacher Tristan Revell said: “This fantastic report recognises the hard work of the whole school community in providing the very best for our children.”

To improve further the school must focus on problem-solving skills in maths and include numeracy and literacy skills in all lessons. Children should also be given more guidance to improve their work in the future.