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School’s double delight
8:00am Saturday 20th October 2012 in News
A VALE school is marking a double achievement after it received top marks in two inspections.
Church Lench First School, which was previously rated good, has been deemed outstanding by both Ofsted and the Diocese of Worcester.
Inspectors from Ofsted said the school was at the heart of the community and held in high regard by all parents and carers.
They described pupils’ behaviour as “exemplary”
and said most made good progress in reading, writing and maths due to consistently good and outstanding teaching.
The report said the leadership of the headteacher was outstanding and in a short period of time, she had successfully brought the school and community together.
Inspectors said the school needed to work on two areas – raising the reading levels of Romany gipsy children and ensuring improvement plans contain steps to success that can be measured and set out specific times by which these should be achieved.
Meanwhile, inspectors for the Diocese of Worcester also praised the behaviour of pupils, leadership and “excellent” relationships.
Headteacher Anne Freer said: “We are thrilled we gained two outstanding reports. It’s been a whole team effort and my thanks goes to everybody – staff, children and governors.”