Primary school near Lincoln celebrates after ‘good’ Ofsted rating

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A Lincoln primary school has been rated as ‘good’ following an inspection by Ofsted.

Following an inspection from July 4 to July 5, the watchdog rated Waddington Redwood Primary School on Redwood Drive as good overall with elements of outstanding practice.

Ofsted’s inspection framework reviewed the main areas and the academy was graded ‘good’ in most areas, these were:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding
  • Outcomes for pupils Good
  • Early years provision Outstanding

Following the inspection, Ofsted inspectors said: “The headteacher’s and senior leaders’ unwavering drive and commitment to raising standards have led to rapid improvements in the quality of teaching.

“Pupils are very well behaved in lessons and around the school.

“There are exceptionally positive relationships between adults and pupils and pupils feel extremely safe.”

Fiona Kent, Headteacher at Waddington Redwood Primary School told The Lincolnite: “I am absolutely delighted by the outcome of our most recent Ofsted inspection and I feel that the report has captured the ethos and values of our wonderful school.

“The governors, staff, children, parents and volunteers have worked extremely hard, shown great dedication and been committed to school improvements over the past two and a half years.

“I am immensely proud that the school has been judged overall as ‘good’ and that Ofsted have recognised that we are ‘outstanding’ in Early Years Provision and in children’s Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.”