Ofsted praise for primary school

Hankham School celebrate their OFSTED success E09081N
Hankham School celebrate their OFSTED success E09081N

HANKHAM Primary School is celebrating after being rated as good by Ofsted.

The primary school had a recent inspection and the report was published last week.

The Ofsted report said pupils have a rich variety of experiences and added, ‘attainment is above average and rising’.

The inspectors also praised communication within the school and with parents.

The report said, “The headteacher and staff are very good at listening to, and acting on the views of pupils, parents and carers. As a result, they have increased the information about pupils’ progress and what pupils will be learning so as to help parents and carers to support learning at home.

“The weekly newsletters, website and Teacher2Parents text messaging system are popular.

“Almost all parents and carers who returned inspection questionnaires expressed high levels of satisfaction and were very pleased with their children’s experiences in school.”

Behaviour at the school was described as ‘consistently good’ and it was also noted that children with learning difficulties also achieve well.

Despite being a good report there were some areas for suggested improvement.

The report said, “The school is aware that a few inconsistencies remain in teaching. For example, in a few lessons, teaching does not challenge the more able pupils, and the pace of learning slows with too much teacher talk and less pupil involvement.”

The staff at the school were delighted with the report and Michael Round, head teacher, said, “We are delighted with the report, which confirmed our view that Hankham Primary is a good school, that the children are happy, and that we have a very good relationship with the parents, who are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.

“I would like to acknowledge the excellent work of the staff, the children, parents and governors, who have all worked very hard to create a school of which we can remain proud.

“The report has usefully identified ways to move the school forward and we are excited about the future.”

Hankham School has put up the full Ofsted report on its website at www.hankham.e-sussex.sch.uk.