Rugby Ofsted inspections mixture of good and bad

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GLOWING reports have been given to two education outlets in Rugby.

Ofsted inspectors who visited Eastlands Primary School said it was ‘good’.

Headteacher Jo Corrigan said: “We are very proud to be given the highest mark achieveable by Ofsted. I think the acknowledgement about the hard work of the school since the previous inspection shows the hard work put in my everyone here as a team.”

She said one of the highlights is the consistency in the approach of staff working together.

“The staff and children have a great pride in the school,” added Jo.

“A substantial amount of money has been spent to make sure the environment is a bright, stimulating and exciting place to be for people who work here, children and visitors.”

The headteacher added: “Parents comment on the fact the children are very clear about what the rules and boundaries are and that motivates them to behave well in line with the policy that we have put in place.

“We all work really hard and we are thrilled with all the positive comments throughout the report.”

Ofsted inspectors visited Humpty Dumpty Nursery in Bilton and said it was ‘outstanding’.

Manager Louise Flanagan said: “We feel this is a huge achievement and as a team we are very proud.

“The inspection took place in January and we all feel delighted with our ‘Outstanding’ grading from Ofsted. We are a very small team who work very hard to ensure all the children in our care are supported and challenged with their learning and we are continually striving to improve our provision.”

She added: “The input of all staff, parents and children is valued and acted upon to ensure the provision is of a high quality so that all children’s needs are met and they continue to build on their learning.”

IMPROVEMENTS NEED TO BE MADE AT PRIMARY

Ofsted carried out its first inspection of St Marie’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery in February following an amalgamation of the infant and junior schools. The school, split between two sites in Dunchurch Road and Merttens Drive, was ranked as needing improving. But inspectors said the behaviour and safety of pupils is good. Inspectors said the achievement and progress are uneven across the school and pupils do not build sufficiently on the good start they make in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school didn’t respond to requests for a comment.