Martongate pupils ‘a credit’

Martongate School celebrates doing well in their Ofsted.'Headteacher david carruthers with school sports ambassadors,from left,Georgie Bingham,Joe Rowbottom,Harrison Male,Tom Thornton,Ella Sprank and Joe Kynman.'Picture by Neil Silk  121141'15/03/12
Martongate School celebrates doing well in their Ofsted.'Headteacher david carruthers with school sports ambassadors,from left,Georgie Bingham,Joe Rowbottom,Harrison Male,Tom Thornton,Ella Sprank and Joe Kynman.'Picture by Neil Silk 121141'15/03/12

PUPILS at Martongate Primary School have been praised for their good behaviour following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Inspectors also noted that attainment across most areas was improving as was the quality of teaching on offer at the school.

Overall Ofsted rated the level of attainment at Martongate, its leadership and management and its quality of teaching as ‘satisfactory’, whilst the behaviour and safety of pupils was rated as ‘good’ following the inspection in February.

Ofsted emphasised the good work done by the school’s learning mentors and sports ambassadors in promoting fair play, good behaviour and helping the 423 pupils at Martongate feel safe.

The inspection noted that children ‘enter the classroom with smiles on their faces and eager to learn’ and that pupils were very proud of their school.

The report did indicate there was work to be done in some areas such as improving attainment in maths, but overall Headteacher David Carruthers was positive about the findings.

“We are pleased that the report showed a picture of an improving school and we are happy with the positive response we got about pupils’ behaviour and safety, it is an area we have been working hard at over a number of years.

“The areas outlined in the report as needing improvement are things we have already identified in our improvement plan and there was nothing in there that we are not already working on.

“Schools are always on a learning journey and we will continue working towards our eventual aim of being rated as ‘outstanding’”.