Good Ofsted report for Langtoft School

Staff and children at Langtoft School celebrate a good Ofsted report.
Staff and children at Langtoft School celebrate a good Ofsted report.
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STAFF and pupils are celebrating after Langtoft School was rated as “good” by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the school on December 18 and commended the quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management – which were all rated good.

Headteacher Lynn Wilson said: “We are very pleased with the outcome.

“A particular strength of the school is the partnership with parent’s arrangements, with other schools particularly Driffield Junior School and our outdoor provision.

“The governing body was praised for their effective monitoring of the school.”

Ms Wilson said the Ofsted inspector was particularly impressed with the way teachers use their “excellent knowledge of the pupils to plan activities that challenges the full range of abilities and ensures that the children are pushed to do their best”.

The report praised the school’s newly renovated outdoor area, and the way that teachers engage children in reading and writing.

The report said: “Pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium make good progress.

“Funding has been well used to develop resources for reading, particularly so for boys, who are inspired to read and engage with literature.

“The quality of teaching is consistently good. Teachers often check the progress pupils are making so that if any fall behind, they receive prompt attention.

“Throughout the school, learning is made fun. In the nursery and reception, children enjoy using the new outdoor area to learn essential skills.

“In one lesson, children developed their creative and language skills by working out how to build Santa’s sleigh in the outdoor area. The nursery nurse encouraged children to work together to solve problems which developed their speaking and listening skills.”