Billingborough Primary School is praised by Ofsted inspectors
Leaders at Billingborough Primary School have received much praise from school inspectors.
Ofsted called at the school in March and gave it an across the board ‘good’ rating for its leadership and management; the quality of its teaching, learning and assessment; its personal development, behaviour and welfare; the outcomes for pupils and its early years provision.
The inspectors reported many improvements at the school since its last inspection in 2012, when it was judged ‘outstanding,’ reflecting the tougher standards that must be met today.
They said: “Leaders acted decisively to successfully reverse a dip in progress and standards, following the last inspection. With the support of governors, they improved the quality of the curriculum and raised teachers’ expectations.”
“Leaders established a consistent approach to teaching across the school. The quality of teaching of English and mathematics has improved and is now good.”
“The teaching of science is a strength,” Ofsted continued.
Leaders were also praised for monitoring the impact of extra support disadvantaged pupils receive and teachers also have a clear understanding of the needs of children in early years.
The needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities was also swiftly identified.
Ofsted further reported that parents and carers “praise the inclusive and friendly atmosphere of the school” and the curriculum is “vibrant and engaging.”
Their report added: “Pupils are articulate and keen to learn. They take responsibility for their actions and enjoy supporting others at playtime. Pupils can explain how they learn to make good choices and keep them safe, both when online and playing out.”
The school in Victoria Street, Billingborough, teaches 164 pupils aged three to 11.
Headteacher Clare Coyle said: “We are very happy with the report. We think it’s a really positive reflection of the school.”