‘Good’ news all round at primary school

Photo left to right back row: Mrs. Carol Tindall (Chair of Governors), Mr. Stafford John (Headteacher), Mrs. Juliet Monaghan (Deputy Head). Front row: Cayton School children
Photo left to right back row: Mrs. Carol Tindall (Chair of Governors), Mr. Stafford John (Headteacher), Mrs. Juliet Monaghan (Deputy Head). Front row: Cayton School children

Staff, pupils and governors at Cayton School are in a “Good” mood after its latest Ofsted inspection.

The Inspectorate graded the school as “Good” in all areas.

Headteacher Stafford John said: “The report acknowledges the hard work of senior leaders, staff and governors towards our Good grade and this is truly a 
report that all stakeholders can celebrate.”

The inspector found that “Good teaching and learning is going from strength to strength ... they use a creative curriculum to plan exciting topics that interest and engage pupils, 
pupils are thoroughly involved in their learning.”

The Ofsted report added that rapport between pupils and staff was plain to see, in an environment “that exudes harmony and warmth. Mutual respect abounds and a culture of caring is obvious.”

Pupils were well mannered and behaved very respectfully towards each other and adults, it said, and pupils described the school as an exciting, happy and safe place to learn.

It went on: “Outcomes for pupils are rising year on year in all subjects. The early years provision offers a vibrant, welcoming environment which enables them to progress well.

“Governance is effective ... they procure the best possible outcomes for all groups of pupils.”