School passes test

INSPECTORS found pupils like going to their Felixstowe school – and that standards had risen since their last visit to check on its progress.Governors, staff and pupils at Langer Primary have been encouraged by the many positive judgements made in their recent Ofsted report.

INSPECTORS found pupils like going to their Felixstowe school – and that standards had risen since their last visit to check on its progress.

Governors, staff and pupils at Langer Primary have been encouraged by the many positive judgements made in their recent Ofsted report.

A team of Ofsted inspectors spent four days in the school looking at the quality of education provided for pupils.

In their report, the inspectors concluded that pupils were given good opportunities right from their start in the nursery.

They said the overall standard of education provided by the school is good, as is the standard of teaching. No lesson was judged less than satisfactory with the majority of lessons judged good or very good.

Having met parents in a full meeting and in group discussions, the inspectors said: "Parents have very positive views of the school. They are particularly pleased with the arrangements made to help their children settle in and with the range of interesting activities provided for them.

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"Pupils like coming to school and enjoy taking part in the wide range of opportunities provided."

Since the previous inspection, standards had risen in English, mathematics and science. Three School Achievement Awards and a national Sports Award had also been gained.

Headteacher David Leney said: "Governors, staff and the community can now look forward to another phase of growth.

"Guided by Ofsted's findings, the school remains committed to further improvement. In particular, we will build on past success in order to raise standards even higher and we now have a very clear focus on areas such as writing.

"I am sure we can look forward to new possibilities in terms of enjoyment and creativity for our pupils."

The Ofsted report follows a series of remarkable achievements which have seen the school chosen to take part in a national physical education pilot project, a teacher win a national award, and the school awarded the Active Mark Gold.

PE co-ordinator and years five and six teacher Alison Coates received the national Gerald Murray Award by the Physical Education Association for her work in PE by promoting a quality programme of PE and school sport; developing the curriculum and leadership; and her own continued professional development.

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