Fishtoft school makes progress in latest Ofsted Report

Fishtoft Primary School celebrating Ofsted report.'Pupils pictured with acting head of school, Jo Bland.
Fishtoft Primary School celebrating Ofsted report.'Pupils pictured with acting head of school, Jo Bland.

A village primary school is celebrating a turnaround in its fortunes after impressing Ofsted inspectors with improvements.

Inspectors were taken around the Fishtoft School recently following a similar inspection in February which gave them notice to improve.

They noted the school is making progress in addressing the issues for improvement and that this was being achieved quickly with pupils making better progress than before across the school.

These include raising attainment and accelerating pupils’ progress, increasing the proportion of good or better teaching to at least two-thirds and improving levels of attendance.

The inspector said: “Having considered all the evidence, I am of the opinion that at this time the school is making good progress in addressing the issues for improvement and in raising pupils’ achievement.”

He said achievement was improving quickly and found that teachers were effectively engaging pupils in learning, meaning that the standard of behaviour in lessons was high.

He commented that the indoor learning environment had been completely overhauled, and said: “Classrooms have become comfortable, well organised and inviting places to learn; plus the school library has been re-stocked and imaginatively re-organised around a beach theme, complete with deck-chairs and real sand.

“This has helped to raise the profile of reading and engage pupils’ interest in books.”

Acting head of school, Miss Bland was delighted. She said: “This is a testament to a truly dedicated team who are 100 per cent committed to making a difference to each and every child within the school.”