Inspectors praise for primary school

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EDUCATION bosses have given the thumbs up to a Wearside primary school.

Ofsted inspectors said Barmston Village Primary School in Washington is good overall.

The report said: “From starting points that are often well below those typical for their age, pupils make good progress to achieve above average standards in reading and mathematics by the time they leave Year 6.

“Teachers have good subject knowledge and use this to challenge pupils to progress quickly.

“They give clear explanations and effectively engage pupils’ interest in learning.

“The school is calm and supportive. It provides a nurturing environment for all pupils, particularly for those pupils who find it more difficult than others to engage in learning.

“Pupils feel safe at school. They are happy and behave well, wanting to learn. Parents say that staff care for their children well and make sure that any concerns are addressed quickly.”

To improve further, the school needs to raise attainment in writing, especially for boys, and improve the quality of teaching.