Excellent monitoring report for Paulsgrove school

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KING Richard School in Paulsgrove has received an excellent Ofsted monitoring report which headteacher Adam Dare says has ‘vindicated’ all their hard work.

Following a visit from Her Majesty’s Inspector on February 1, the ‘satisfactory’-graded school was praised for improving students’ achievement and reducing persistent absence.

Ofsted inspector James Sage added: ‘The school has used its arts specialism to provide a curriculum that is matched well to students’ needs and aspirations, which has made a significant contribution to improving motivation and enjoyment.’

Mr Dare welcomed the feedback.

He said: ‘It is encouraging to have our work vindicated.

‘Our attendance is currently over 93 per cent for the year, which is well above average for the country.

‘A lot of that improvement is down to our work with school nurses and GPs, but credit is also due to parents and pupils who recognise school is important and make an effort to come in every day.’

He added: ‘I am especially pleased that our students came across so well to the inspectors, they are a great group of young people.

‘The staff here work very hard and they got the recognition they deserve. I’m sure this will be translated into significantly improved results in the summer.’