Lincoln school gets ‘good’ Ofsted report rating

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Ofsted inspectors have rated a Lincoln school as “good” and said that staff have created a “calm, happy and caring” environment.

It’s the second time in three years that Sir Robert Pattinson Academy has been given the “good” grading after Ofsted released their report on December 4.

Headteacher Dale Hardy was praised by inspectors for making “many improvements” since he joined the school last year.

The report said: “Pupils flourish as a result of the good quality of education and the opportunities open to them.

“They know that their teachers want them to be successful and enjoy their learning.

“Pupils told us that there have been many improvements since the headteacher joined the school. Pupils agreed that this change was for the better. They said that behaviour has improved and that pupils get on well with each other.

“The school provides a good quality of education. In the short time, they have been at the school the headteacher and deputy headteacher have raised expectations in relation to pupils’ attendance, behaviour, and achievement.

“Over the last year leaders have reviewed the curriculum in all subjects. They have done this to make sure that there is coherent, clear and detailed sequencing of learning.

“This has ensured that pupils are now able to build on what they already know as they learn new concepts.”

Mr Hardy said he was delighted that inspectors had recognised the good work being done at the school: “Such a positive endorsement of the work we are doing is very welcome and is testament to the hard work of all the staff and the pupils.

“We have seen a lot of change over the last year and that is always a challenge for a school but we have enjoyed fantastic support from staff, governors, and parents.

“The whole school community is working together to ensure all our pupils have the best opportunity to achieve their full potential.”

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