Staff and pupils at Earith Primary School are celebrating the results of their latest Ofsted inspection which found the school to be ‘Good’ in all areas and a “friendly family”.

The school’s staff, pupils and parents were all very pleased when the Ofsted inspectors rated the school ‘Good’ across all five key areas within Ofsted’s framework: quality of education; behaviour and attitudes; personal development; leadership and management, and early years provision.

This was the school’s first full inspection since joining The Active Learning Trust in 2018 and the overall grade gives the local community a school to be really proud of.

The school was praised for promoting, developing and celebrating its pupils’ accomplishments with the report stating: “The pupils at Earith Primary School are part of a ‘friendly family’ who embody the school’s five ‘R’s: ready, resilient, resourceful, reflective and responsible.”

“Pupils benefit greatly from staff making the school a kind, caring and safe place to be. Pupils value difference and treat each other as they would want to be treated. If there is an issue, pupils know staff deal with them well.”

Headteacher at Earith Primary School, Thomas Abbs, said: “To have made such strong progress, particularly through the challenges of Covid-19 is a testament to each and every one of our staff, pupils and parents in the school who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this outcome.

“I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of my colleagues, both in our school and across The Active Learning Trust. Together, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which our young people are able to thrive.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate everyone for their support in making the school the very best it can be - we cannot wait to build on our success even further still.”

Staff at the school were praised for their devotion to their roles. The report stated: “Leaders are quick to identify and support the needs of individual pupils, including those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Leaders seek advice and support from external professionals. They make sure that pupils with SEND receive appropriate support.”

Inspectors, who visited the school on 7th and 8th June 2022, stated that: “They have support from the school’s governing body and the Trust. For example, staff worked collaboratively with teachers from other Trust schools to help develop the early years and provision for pupils with SEND.”

The arrangements for safeguarding at the school were reported as being effective with the report stating: “Due to their training, staff notice pupils who need help and take actions to keep them safe. Governors work with leaders to make sure this happens.”

The extra-curricular opportunities were also highlighted as a strength in the report. The report stated: “Pupils like the wider opportunities at their school. They know they are fortunate to learn how to swim in their own school pool. They say that learning to swim helps to keep them safe. Pupils also like how the daily run improves their fitness and prepares them for their learning.”

Craig D’Cunha, Acting Chief Executive Officer of The Active, Learning Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate all our colleagues at Earith Primary School and across the Trust who have played a part in achieving this Ofsted report. The school is proud to be at the heart of the local community.”

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