St George’s Church of England Primary School wins praise from Ofsted inspectors

Executive head teacher Fiona Griffiths and deputy head teacher Rachel Fleming with pupils at Saint George's primary school, Stamford following their good OFSTED report EMN-141216-162629009
Executive head teacher Fiona Griffiths and deputy head teacher Rachel Fleming with pupils at Saint George's primary school, Stamford following their good OFSTED report EMN-141216-162629009
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A primary school in Stamford is celebrating after being rated ‘good’ following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Staff at St George’s Church of England Primary School, in Kesteven Road, Stamford are “delighted” at the praise the school has received from the Ofsted inspection which took place on October 22 and 23.

Headteacher, Fiona Griffiths, who also leads William Hillyard Church of England Primary and Nursery School in Market Deeping, said: “It’s been so long since the school has been told it’s a good school, so it’s been a real celebration!”

The school has improved since last year’s inspection which was rated ‘requires improvement.”

This year Ofsted inspectors highlighted a number of areas of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ practice within the school including, ‘good teaching’ throughout the school with some ‘outstanding’, pupils enthusiasm and enjoyment towards their learning, ‘imaginative learning experiences’ within the curriculum and the ‘good contribution’ of teaching assistants.

Mrs Griffiths also received praise from Ofsted inspectors recognising her ‘strong leadership’ and the high aspirations she shares with the senior leaders and governors for the pupils’ achievement and personal development.

She said: “We are delighted with the report which has been realised due to the hard work and dedication of teaching staff, governors and of course the children.

“Parents have also had a big part to play in supporting the school.

“Not only do we pride ourselves in some outstanding teaching but the children clearly enjoy and embrace the learning opportunities we provide.

“We can’t be complacent though and will continue to work on those areas where we can still further improve.”