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School praised for ‘determined’ work of leadership team

Published on Monday, July 4, 2016

THE ‘relentless and determined’ work of leaders at a city primary school has been singled out for praise in an Ofsted report.

Inspectors who recently visited Caldecote Community Primary School, in Braunstone, were also impressed that “the number one priority for staff is the wellbeing of pupils.”

They awarded the school a ‘good’ rating in all areas of inspection, which included the effectiveness of leadership, the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils.

The school was previously judged as requiring improvement.

In the report, inspectors say the ‘determined leadership’ of the headteacher, deputy headteacher and chair of the governing body have brought about ‘significant improvements’ in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.

They add that reading is well taught at the school, pupils’ writing in all year groups has improved, and early years provision has been prioritised, leading to better results for children.

Headteacher Mathew Alcock said: “We’re very proud of our school and extremely pleased with this report, which shows how staff, pupils, parents and governors have all worked together to drive improvements.

“Caldecote is a caring school environment where we have high expectations of our pupils, and we want all our children to enjoy learning here.

“This report shows we are progressing well in ensuring that every child is able to reach their full potential. We’ll continue to work hard for the best possible outcomes for all our pupils.”

Cllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor responsible for children, young people and schools, added: “This is yet another of our local authority primary schools which has moved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’, demonstrating what great strides can be made when you have strong leadership in place and a supportive wider team around a school.

“I congratulate Caldecote on this great result and look forward to hearing about their continued success in the future.”