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Celebrations as Stafford school gets good Ofsted

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

By Sarah Marshall

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STAFF and pupils are celebrating after inspectors gave a Stafford school a good Ofsted report

Parkside Primary School has been judged to offer consistently good lessons with some outstanding.

It is a big achievement for the school, which on its last inspection in October 2011 was judged to be satisfactory.

Inspectors, who visited the school last month, praised pupils’ hard work and good progress across the school and the interesting range of subjects, topics and experiences provided by their teachers.

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Governors, staff, parents and pupils were also commended for working together to create a learning community, while inspectors also highlighted the leadership of the head teacher.

Inspectors said the school had improvements to make if it was to be given an outstanding rating. They said the proportion of outstanding teaching was not yet high enough and have recommended more work be given to test more able pupils and more information and communication technology be used.

Headteacher Samuel Compton said: “The whole staff are delighted with the outcome of the report. Ofsted have recognised that the school has made many positive changes and this has resulted in rapid improvements.

“We will continue to reflect and improve, ensuring that we offer the best education we can for all of our pupils.”

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