Sunderland school gets thumbs up from inspectors

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A SCHOOL has been graded good with some outstanding features by an education watchdog.

Ofsted inspectors said Barnes Infant School, in Sunderland’s Mount Road, was “good,” following a recent visit.

In a report they wrote: “Parents overwhelmingly agree that their children thrive in the warm and caring atmosphere.

“The school’s promotion of pupils’ moral and social development is exceptional and behaviour is excellent.”

Inspectors said the school was not quite outstanding overall, because the role of middle leaders is still developing and there are still some inconsistencies in the quality of teaching.

The report added: “Pupils’ achievement is good.

“They are confident, enthusiastic learners who work hard and make good progress from when they join the school.

“Some groups of pupils who have not attained so well in the past are now making accelerated progress as a result of the school’s actions, and are reaching the same level as their peers nationally.

“The quality of teaching is good overall because staff make regular and accurate assessments of pupils’ learning and use this information well to plan the next steps.”