Excellent teaching praised by Ofsted

By Matthew Mckew

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Excellent teaching praised by Ofsted

Wroxall Primary School has been rated as good overall by Ofsted. Picture by Peter Boam.

EXCELLENT teaching has led to an improved Ofsted report at an Isle of Wight primary school today (Thursday).

Wroxall Primary School, part of the Stenbury Federation, was deemed satisfactory in 2011, but has been rated good overall following its latest inspection.

Ofsted highlighted excellent teaching in Years 1 and 6, found progress was at least good and often outstanding and there were high standards in mathematics.

The report described the school as "friendly" and said there was a high level of staff morale and close links with parents.

It stated: "The exemplary leadership of the headteacher, strongly supported by skilled middle leaders and a dedicated, well-organised governing body, has successfully steered the school through a significant period of change and improved the quality of teaching and learning."

However, the report did suggest areas of improvement to bolster the school's performance to outstanding.

It suggested more links should be made between learning and pupils’ experiences, more emphasis of students checking their own work and at times a higher level of expectation for the amount of work completed during a lesson.

Headteacher Maxine Gray said: "I think is great for Wroxall and the Island in general, as it shows schools have the capacity to be good and outstanding.

"We have some outstanding teaching already and we are going to make sure all our teaching is outstanding in the future. In the Key Stage 2 SATS exams to be released in December, we came first on the Island for progress, getting 100 per cent for reading and writing."

Reporter: matthewm@iwcpmail.co.uk


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by alan naylor

6th December 2013, at 21:04:54

Very unfair comment Mike Iv only just seen and read the report perhaps everyone d ont surf the site in one sitting it seem s its you who are quick to chide and slow to bless I believe i and many others have always commented on good news we need more of it ps well done Wroxal

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by C Ryan-Sammon

6th December 2013, at 17:43:11

Well Done Wroxall Primary School, great achievements by All concerned.
I am aware of the amount of work that goes into this school and how committed Teachers and Governors are.

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by Alison Langdon

5th December 2013, at 20:09:43

Thanks Mike and Roe. I am a governor of this school and it has taken hard work, determination and amazing passion from all the staff to bring in this result for Wroxall and indeed the Island. Very proud to be part of this school and know that the children in our care are getting the standards they deserve.

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by Roe driver

5th December 2013, at 18:32:33

spot on there MIKE
well done to all concerned

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by Mike Crowe

5th December 2013, at 16:48:33

Good news doesn't attract much attention from the critics of this forum does it?

Now had this been a very bad report, the Council, the MP, the man who delivers to post, the lady 'wot does' would all have come in for a slating.

Well done Wroxall Primary ........... I will say it even if the plebs here don't.


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