Ipswich: Staff and pupils delighted as school is given a “good” Ofsted report

Whitehouse Community Primary School are celebrating their improved Ofsted report.

Whitehouse Community Primary School are celebrating their improved Ofsted report. - Credit: Archant

Youngsters at an Ipswich primary school are jumping for joy today after earning a “good” Ofsted report, which praised the quality of teaching and behaviour of pupils.

Youngsters at an Ipswich primary school are jumping for joy today after earning a “good” Ofsted report, which praised the quality of teaching and behaviour of pupils.

The headteacher at Whitehouse Community Primary School said they will use the report as a platform to achieve an outstanding result next time.

Inspectors, who visited the Marlow Road school earlier this month, also praised the achievement of pupils and the school’s leadership.

Headteacher Jacqui Frost said: “We are very, very proud that we have been graded as good.

“It is a huge achievement and it is down to the hard work of everyone linked with the school.

“It is a credit to the parents and the staff who work with the children – we are really proud.

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“I feel quite privileged to be leading such a fantastic team and the report really is the icing on the cake. It’s nice to be recognised.”

The school was rated as satisfactory when inspectors last visited in 2011 and it is the first time they have been visited since Ofsted introduced its new grading framework – which replaced satisfactory with the term “requires improvement”.

The report said: “Teaching is typically good and sometimes outstanding as a result of thorough and regular checking of the quality of teaching by the headteacher and subject leaders.”

Mrs Frost, who has been headteacher of the school since 2010, insisted staff are determined to continue making improvements.

She said: “We have 16 classes here so to get the sort of commitment from everybody is brilliant – we are over the moon.

“This school will be outstanding by the time Ofsted come again and I intend to be here to see that through.”

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