School is turning around thanks to ‘outstanding’ leadership, find Ofsted inspectors

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EDUCATION bosses say outstanding leadership at a Wearside primary is creating huge improvements.

Ofsted inspectors say the managers at Wessington Primary School have helped turn the school from satisfactory to good overall.

In their report into the Washington school, inspectors said: “The highly effective leadership of the headteacher, supported by determined leaders at other levels have secured major improvements in a relatively short period of time.

“They include improvements to pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching.

“Governors are highly ambitious for the school to improve further and are very effective in holding the school to account. They know the school very well and bring a wide range of skills which they use to good effect.”

The inspectors said the quality of teaching at the school is good, with some outstanding, and teachers have a good understanding of what pupils need to learn and carefully plan interesting lessons.

To improve further the school needs to increase the proportion of outstanding teaching.