School gets great report

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A WEARSIDE school is ending the term on a high after being given the thumbs-up from Ofsted inspectors.

Staff, pupils and governors at Bournmoor Primary School are delighted about the result of their recent Ofsted inspection, which rated the Lambourne Close school, in Houghton, as outstanding.

Inspectors said the school had a “caring, harmonious ethos” with a “very positive” climate for learning.

They said the primary was outstandingly led and managed with an exceptionally rich curriculum and excellent care, guidance and support given to the pupils, who are polite and considerate and have exemplary behaviour.

Headteacher Sheila Williams said: “I am delighted that the Ofsted inspectors valued the wide range of experiences provided by my hard-working team of staff which contribute to the outstanding education on offer at Bournmoor Primary School.”

As well as being graded outstanding, the primary was also said to have a good capacity to sustain improvement.

The report said: “The headteacher provides very clear educational direction to the staff who work with a common purpose to ensure that the exceptionally rich curriculum and excellent care, guidance and support lie at the school’s heart and lead to outstanding outcomes.

“Following the last inspection, determined action has improved the quality of teaching and raised pupils’ attainment. Exceptionally diligent arrangements very effectively support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities who, in turn, make similarly good progress.

“Pupils thoroughly enjoy school and all are able to participate fully in every facet of school life.

“Almost all aspects of pupils’ personal development, including their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, are outstanding.

“Pupils feel entirely safe and are very aware of the school’s strategies which effectively minimise any bullying. They are polite and considerate towards their schoolmates and adults and, in lessons and assemblies their exemplary behaviour contributes to good achievement.

“With an extensive knowledge of the importance of diet and personal hygiene, pupils’ enjoyment of physical activities contributes to their health and fitness.”

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