Primary school delighted with inspector’s rating

Stickney Primary School celebrating Ofsted report. Head teacher Rowena Hanks with year 5 pupils and year 6 prefects.
Stickney Primary School celebrating Ofsted report. Head teacher Rowena Hanks with year 5 pupils and year 6 prefects.

A primary school that has achieved a good inspection rating puts its success down to strong team work from staff and pupils.

Stickney Primary School was judged to be ‘good’ following a recent Ofsted inspection – with its reception class graded ‘outstanding’. The achievement marks an improvement from a ‘satisfactory’ grade for the school at its last inspection.

The report praised the way children enjoy attending lessons and said their ‘social, moral, cultural and spiritual development is outstanding’.

Kay Madsen, who is the deputy head teacher and acting head for two days a week with Rowena Hanks also having a role as executive head for New Leake school, said: “We are delighted. We put it down to hard work, dedication and team work. We are very proud to have got the good school status and we will carry on working and developing – we won’t stand still.”

The inspector’s report also praised the school’s creative curriculum and the way it promotes a love of reading.

Teachers and students were also found to embrace new technology well – using blogs to connect to students across the world.

Inspectors said a focus on developing marking and quizzing pupils about their work more will allow the school to improve even further.

Mrs Madsen said the pupils are a big part of the team at Stickney.

She told The Standard: “We do have a number of pupils who are heavily involved in the school in a number of ways. We have junior road safety officers and prefects. They help to run the school.”