Chilmark Primary School celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted report

A PRIMARY school is celebrating after being rated ‘good’ in all areas.

Ofsted inspectors praised Chilmark Primary School in their latest report, saying the school has high expectations of pupils and a desire see them shine.

They also said Chilmark is a happy and safe place and that pupils behave well and treat each other with respect.

A love of reading was highlighted as a strength, with the report saying: “Pupils enjoy reading. They appreciate the library spaces and the wide range of books available to them.

“Teachers read to pupils in ways that excite and engage them.

“The youngest pupils get to know familiar stories and rhymes well. Older pupils speak enthusiastically about books they have read. They enjoy making book recommendations to each other.”

Support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) was also good, inspectors said, with needs identified precisely and teaching adapted effectively.

The report added: “Children in Reception Year get off to a strong start.

“Here, teaching is sharply focused on developing children’s communication and language.”

Head teacher, Adam Smith, said: “We are very proud of the work staff, pupils, governors and our community have undertaken to make this a good school.

“Chilmark is a very special place and as such uniquely able to offer a strong start in life to all pupils.”

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