Plymouth students celebrate 'good' Ofsted report
SCHOOLCHILDREN and staff alike are rejoicing after a good Ofsted report.
Pomphlett Primary School in Plymstock has received a good judgement from Ofsted inspectors, which is an improvement on the satisfactory outcome in its last report in March 2011.
Inspection judgements are broken down into four different grades, with grade one being outstanding, grade two being good, grade three requiring improvement and grade four being inadequate.
The school received a good grade for the achievement of pupils, the quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
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The report said: "Pupils make good progress and achieve well because of the good teaching they receive. They come to school regularly and are keen to learn.
"The headteacher provides the school with inspirational leadership. Along with his committed team, they have established a school where everyone is valued for their contribution, and all are keen to make the school even better for the sake of the pupils."
Headteacher of Pomphlett Primary School Des Walsh said: "We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised the high quality of the education we provide here at Pomphlett.
"This outcome is the result of a great deal of effort over the last few years to improve the school by a hard-working and dedicated team of staff and governors with the support of parents and also, of course, the hard work and enthusiasm of our children.
"It was particularly pleasing that inspectors agreed with the school's own self-evaluation and with what we already had identified needed to be done to make the school even better.
"We will now be focused on achieving just that."
The 198 pupils on roll at the school, are said to be "very proud of their school and very much enjoy taking a full part in all activities" in the report.
Chair of Governors Barrie Cooke MBE said: "The whole school community at Pomphlett can feel proud of this judgement by Ofsted.
"Children, parents, staff and governors have all had a part to play and all can take credit.
"The school has come a long way in a short period of time and we will now continue to strive towards improving the school even more."
The report also includes why the school is not yet outstanding.
It states: "Pupils' opportunities to think and learn by themselves are sometimes limited by having to spend too much time listening to the teacher talking.
"Pupils are not always clear about what they have to achieve to be successful by the end of the lesson."