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Market Deeping Primary School receives good feedback from Ofsted

A primary school judged by Ofsted to 'require improvement' has had the positive work of its staff praised at two recent inspections.

Market Deeping Primary School in Willoughby Avenue has had two monitoring inspections since it was given a poor report in January 2020.

The first, which took place in March, focused on the school’s provision during lockdown and evaluated this as 'effective'.

Market Deeping Primary School is improving, according to Ofsted
Market Deeping Primary School is improving, according to Ofsted

The inspection report highlighted 'a typical comment from parents' which said: "The school has been great during lockdown. The home learning provided has been manageable as a working-at-home parent."

A more recent visit, at the end of May, concluded: "Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action in order for the school to become a good school."

Headteacher Mark Ratchford said: “It is very pleasing to have the hard work of our staff team, parents and children during the pandemic recognised so positively by Ofsted.

"It has been particularly interesting to have two visits within a short space of time and it is helpful to have guidance on further improvements to our curriculum.

"Our reading, writing and mathematics teaching and learning continues to be very strong and our development of other subjects is our focus ready for the next visit.

"Hopefully we will have a few more months to embed these improvements.”

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