School is celebrating after Ofsted inspection finds good

Newby and Scalby School
Newby and Scalby School

A Scarborough School has been celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Newby and Scalby Primary School had the inspectors in back in July and now the examining body has published its report.

Overall the school has been rated as ‘good’ in every category.

It is the second best rating available to schools, behind outstanding but ahead of requires improvement and inadequate.

The report found a lot to impressed with and in his report lead inspector Andrew Clark wrote that: “Children are well prepared for their future learning through the Early Years Foundation Stage.

“As a result, they are happy, curious and eager to learn.

”Pupils of all abilities, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics through school.”

He also praised the staff and the way the pupils are taught.

He added: “The quality of teaching is good overall.

“It is sometimes outstanding. Lessons are well planned and imaginative. Teaching assistants are deployed well and make a good contribution to pupils’ learning.

“Exciting themes, topics and a wide range of sporting and other extra-curricular activities contribute well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

”The headteacher provides clear leadership.

“He is well supported by a purposeful senior management team and an effective governing body.

”As a result, the school has continued to develop the quality of teaching and learning since the last inspection, and is well placed to further improve.”

As part of his report Mr Clark also suggested ways that Newby and Scalby school could improve in order to become and outstanding school.

“Although teaching is at least good, it is not always of the very best quality to make sure pupils’ achievement is outstanding overall,” he added.

Headteacher Chris Knowles told the Scarborough News he was pleased with the report.

“I am very happy with the positive outcomes for the pupils and the staff,” he said.