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Schools turns it around in Ofsted report

Ofsted at St Patricks Primary School, Elland. Imogen Petty aged five and Ethan Barnott aged four.

Ofsted at St Patricks Primary School, Elland. Imogen Petty aged five and Ethan Barnott aged four.

An Elland primary school has gone from “requiring improvements” to “good” in a recent Ofsted report.

St Patrick’s Primary School, Hullen Edge Road, were visited by Ofsted inspectors on April 9 and 10 and were deemed to be effectively performing “good” in all areas: achievement of pupils; quality of teaching; behaviour and safety of pupils; leadership and management.

The Ofsted report said pupils are achieving well.

Year six pupils are achieving standards in mathematics and reading, slightly above the national average. The government report said pupils feels safe and parents “overwhelmingly” agree that the school takes good care of its pupils.

Since the last inspection, it was reported that the quality of teaching, and management had improved as a result of strong leadership from the headteacher Linda Brown supported by the leadership team, governors and staff.

Mrs Brown, whose took the post of head in September 2012, said: “It’s taken a lot of hard work to turn it around in just over a year. Our improvement is due to a strong team effort from team St Patrick’s.

“We’ve changed so much in the school to make it a really happy learning environment - now it’s onwards and upwards to achieve outstanding [with Ofsted].”

 

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