High expectations and positive values help pupils shine

Principal Anne Stamp and pupils celebrate Scout Road Academy's good Ofsted report
Principal Anne Stamp and pupils celebrate Scout Road Academy's good Ofsted report
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High expectations and positive values at a Mytholmroyd school lead to children’s spiritual, social, moral and cultural development being outstanding, according to Ofsted.

Inspectors visited Scout Road Academy earlier this month and rated it as “good” overall.

In his report, inspector Alan Lemon said: “The academy benefits from its experienced team of teachers whose consistently good, and some outstanding, teaching promotes good progress.

“Overall, children achieve well, making good progress especially in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, reading, writing and numeracy.

“Pupils’ behave well and feel safe in school.

“They enjoy their work and are happy to help each other.”

Principal Anne Stamp said: “I am delighted with the outcome.

“The inspection has highlighted all of our good and outstanding points. It is an extremely positive picture.

“We are a fully committed, hard working and cohesive team and this has been recognised.”

Areas for improvement identified by the inspectors include the development of the outdoor play area for reception children, which governors already have in hand.

Chairman of governors Richard Stooks said: “The governing body have identified money to spend on developing an exciting and stimulating outdoor area for our early years foundation stage children and work will begin on this over the summer holidays.”