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St George's Primary School rated ‘good’ in Ofsted report

St George’s Church of England Primary School has been rated as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted.

The Kesteven Road school is part of the Aspire Federation of Schools and is overseen by executive headteacher, Fiona Griffiths.

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Inspectors graded all five inspection categories as ‘good’, including effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils and early years provision.

They noted that previously, the governing body had not been ‘as effective as it should have been in holding leaders to account’, especially when it came to the progress and attainment of pupils.

The report did acknowledge that it is now ‘more effective’ in this regard.

It praises teaching as ‘strong’, teachers ‘usually match work well to pupils’ needs and abilities’ and lessons are ‘well organised, sustain pupils’ interest and support their learning’.

The report also mentions that for the last three years, key stage two pupils’ progress in maths and reading and writing, has been ‘below, and often well below, the national averages’.

However, current pupil’s work, observations of teaching and learning and the school’s own information show that pupils, are making ‘good progress across the school’, including those in key stage two, in reading, writing, maths and other subjects.

The inspection was December 4 and 5 last year and in its last inspection in October 2014, was also ‘good’.

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