Diamond city school gains a sparkling report

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A WEARSIDE school has earned a shining report from education chiefs.

Diamond Hall Junior School has been rated as good overall after an inspection by Ofsted.

Inspectors said the Well Street school is good in every aspect, including leadership, behaviour, teaching and achievement.

A report into the school, said: “The headteacher’s drive and rigorous approach to improving the school have had a positive impact on teaching and pupils’ achievement.

“She is supported well by a skilful leadership team and a developing team of teachers who are keen to ensure that the school continues its drive for improvement.

“With their good range of skills governors have supported and challenged the school on its journey of improvement.”

Inspectors said pupils achieve well because their progress is regularly and rigorously checked, and information used effectively to ensure that pupils are not falling behind.

The report said: “From a below-average starting point they reach standards that are broadly average by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics.”

Inspectors said teachers use a wide range of methods to engage pupils in learning, and this motivates pupils to make good progress.

They added: “Pupils behave well both in and out of the classroom. They work and play in harmony, and relationships are strong between staff and pupils.

“Pupils enjoy their lessons and have good attitudes to learning.”