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."