Outstanding leadership at Longwood Primary

Education: Primary / Thu 21st Dec 2017 at 12:43pm

OUTSTANDING leadership and management at Longowwod Primary has been noted by education inspectors, Ofsted.

The government inspectors came to the school in November. The report was published on December 15th.

The report states:

This is a good and rapidly improving school.

Since the multi-academy trust (MAT) took over the school there has been rapid improvement in pupils’ achievement and behaviour.

The quality of teaching has improved markedly and the quality of care and contribution to pupils’ well-being is excellent.

As a result of the transformational leadership of the headteacher and his deputy, supported by the leadership team of the MAT’s Harlow hub, the progress of pupils over the last two years has been at least in line with other pupils nationally.

The headteacher has the confidence of staff, pupils and parents. Parents are remarkably positive about all aspects of the school and very nearly all would recommend it.

The reputation of the school has risen and, as a result, pupil numbers are increasing.

Leaders exude a great sense of moral purpose for the pupils of this school to flourish academically and socially. They have successfully driven dramatic improvement over the last two years. This is apparent across all aspects of the school. For example, attendance has improved and is now in line with that found in other primary schools.

The school’s work to provide care and support to enable pupils to flourish is exemplary.

Pupils’ behaviour and conduct in lessons and around the school is excellent.

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good because leaders have found imaginative solutions to difficulties in recruitment.

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) is well led. It provides pupils with an effective start to their education.

Pupils’ progress in writing is above average. Pupils’ achievement overall is good but they do not do as well in reading and mathematics as they do in writing.

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