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Teamwork leads to ‘good’ Ofsted rating for city primary

Published on Friday, July 15, 2016

A ‘GENUINE sense of teamwork’ is one of the reasons why a city primary school has been rated ‘good’, according to a recent Ofsted inspection.

Belgrave St Peter’s CofE Primary School, in Thurcaston Road, achieved a ‘good’ rating in all the areas in which is was inspected. The school was previously rated as requiring improvement.

Inspectors said the “ambitious headteacher, ably supported by the committed deputy headteacher, has been successful in improving the quality of teaching and learning since the previous inspection.”

They said that governors held teaching staff to account effectively, pupils make good progress and leaders regularly check how well they are doing.

“Relationships between staff, governors and pupils are a strength of the school,” added inspectors, who also said pupils “behave well, feel safe in school and are keen to learn.”

Headteacher Vikki Tasker said: "I am incredibly proud of this outcome, but it couldn’t have been achieved without the fantastic team that I have around me. Belgrave St Peter’s has genuinely become a ‘family’ of adults and children learning and developing together.

“We have been on an incredible journey, with many ups and downs, but we will continue to work together to secure the very best for our children and community as we move forward."

Clllr Sarah Russell, assistant city mayor responsible for children, young people and schools, added: “I’d like to congratulate Belgrave St Peter’s on this great result.

“This means 84 per cent of our local authority primary, infant and junior schools are now rated good or outstanding – a total of 57 out of 68.

“We’ll continue working in close partnership with our schools to raise standards so that every child in the city is supported to achieve their full potential.”

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