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141418'Overdale headteacher Vicky Logan and some of her pupils celebrate the good ofsted report with a celebration dinner'Picture by Neil Silk'02/04/14
141418'Overdale headteacher Vicky Logan and some of her pupils celebrate the good ofsted report with a celebration dinner'Picture by Neil Silk'02/04/14

A Scarborough primary school has been praised by Government inspectors.

Overdale Community Primary School was visited by two inspectors from OFSTED, the government’s schools watchdog, who judged it to be “good” on all fronts, including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, leadership and management and behaviour and safety of pupils.

The inspectors’ report states: “Teaching is outstanding in Year 6. Interesting and well thought-out activities help pupils make good progress.

“Behaviour is good in lessons and around the school. Pupils arrive punctually. Their attendance is above average because they are keen to learn.

In compiling their report, published recently, inspectors observed 14 lessons and spoke both formerly and informally to pupils.

They also held meetings with the head teacher, staff, and governors, a representative from the local authority and the home-school support worker.

The report also states: “The headteacher has succeeded in creating a school where pupils believe, ‘We can be anything. We can get a good job. Our teachers are helping us to work up to that.’”

The OFSTED rating of ‘good’ is second on a scale of categories which includes: outstanding, good, requires improvement and poor.