School is given top marks

EAST BERGHOLT: Staff at a Suffolk school are celebrating after receiving an impressive Ofsted report.

Inspectors judged East Bergholt VC Primary School to be good with many outstanding features.

Elements judged to be outstanding included the effectiveness of care, guidance and support, the extent to which pupils adopt healthy lifestyles and the ways pupils contribute to the school and wider community. Head teacher Lee Abbott, who joined the school in 2007, said: “I’m particularly pleased that the thematic creative curriculum which staff have embedded throughout the school has had positive effects on the children’s learning and motivation.

“Myself, the school governors and staff are very pleased with the outcomes of the Ofsted and SIAS reports, and plans for continued improvement in the future are firmly in place.”

In a letter to the children, Ofsted lead inspector Chris Moodie stated: “Your school is a very happy place in which teachers and support staff take exceptionally good care of you. You make good progress because you work hard and your teachers provide you with interesting work to do. The new curriculum is very popular and has helped you to be more independent in lessons.”

East Bergholt also had a National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools Report.

The report considered the strengths of the school to be: “The school’s Christian ethos, which sustains the happy relationships between pupils, staff and governors; the unique flexible and innovative curriculum, which encourages pupils to become autonomous learners, and the international links between the school and the Buh-umba primary school in Uganda.”

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