Good relationships help bring success to school

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STAFF and pupils at a Buckland school have been praised by Ofsted.

Flying Bull Primary and Nursery School in Portsmouth has been praised by inspectors for outstanding relationships between staff and pupils.

The latest report said the relationships are behind children’s good behaviour, their positive attitudes to learning and their achievements.

Overall, the school was deemed to be good in all categories.

Inspectors said the school provides exceptionally good pastoral support with successful activities for pupils with particular needs.

It also said the school makes a good start for pupils in nursery and reception, especially in maths.

Headteacher Deamonn Hewett-Dale said: ‘We’re really proud of this report.

‘It underlines our feeling that having outstanding relationships between staff and pupils is a strength of our school.

‘We feel parents, carers and governors can also be included in those outstanding relationships. The report confirms what we know about our school and reinforces our plans for improvement.

‘We’re on an exciting path as we are coming to the end of a refurbishment programme and moving to academy status with Chichester Academy Trust in April. We’re looking forward to fresh challenges.’