Sunning Hill primary rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspectors

The Bolton News: Teachers Rachael Binder, left, and Gretchen Taylor celebrate with pupils Teachers Rachael Binder, left, and Gretchen Taylor celebrate with pupils

WHEN it comes to learning, these bright youngsters cannot get enough of it.

Sunning Hill Primary School has been found to be a vibrant place where its children develop a “thirst for learning” and go on to achieve high standards.

Ofsted inspectors marked the school as outstanding — the highest possible mark the government’s education watchdog can give to a school.

The school’s achievement is even more remarkable given that the children start school with a low skill base.

All areas of the school — achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management — received the coveted one mark.

Ofsted inspectors reported: “Children start school with skills that are below those typically expected for their age. They make rapid progress in the reception classes and achieve well.”

Pupils were described as a “exceptionally courteous, friendly and welcoming” and proud of their work.

Headteacher Sandra Kelly was also singled out for praise.

The report stated: “The headteacher’s ambition and drive have ensured the school is constantly improving. A shared vision is pervasive throughout the school.”

Governors were praised for challenging the school and holding it to account in a “supportive manner”.

Mrs Kelly said: “All members of the school community are delighted with the judgements of the recent Ofsted inspection. We are very fortunate to have enthusiastic pupils, supportive parents and governors and a dedicated staff team.

“Through a shared vision we have worked hard together to develop a vibrant learning community of which we are very proud.”

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11:52am Fri 6 Dec 13

Beyond News Forum says...

OFSTEAD... LOL if any of you know how OFSTEAD operates and how they conduct their inspections, you would know that the inspection is down to individual inspectors and how they view the facility, staff and facilities. Often they announce their arrival at schools and so begins the bluff.
OFSTEAD... LOL if any of you know how OFSTEAD operates and how they conduct their inspections, you would know that the inspection is down to individual inspectors and how they view the facility, staff and facilities. Often they announce their arrival at schools and so begins the bluff. Beyond News Forum

10:59am Sun 8 Dec 13

binmans wages reduced says...

Well done to all concerned...schools which are rated outstanding by Ofsted,usually have fantastically supportive parents ,who value their childrens education, and who are good role models to their offspring.
So well done to staff,governors and pupils, but extra praise to all parents at this school.
Well done to all concerned...schools which are rated outstanding by Ofsted,usually have fantastically supportive parents ,who value their childrens education, and who are good role models to their offspring. So well done to staff,governors and pupils, but extra praise to all parents at this school. binmans wages reduced

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