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Pupils help Gosport school to achieve ‘good’ Ofsted

WELL DONE Pupils at Bedenham Primary School celebrate following a good Ofsted report. From left Macy Allen, nine, Sophia Taylor, nine, Luke Fisher, eight, Joey Thomas, eight, and Mason Butler, eight. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (123827-1)

WELL DONE Pupils at Bedenham Primary School celebrate following a good Ofsted report. From left Macy Allen, nine, Sophia Taylor, nine, Luke Fisher, eight, Joey Thomas, eight, and Mason Butler, eight. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123827-1)

 

THE hard work of pupils has helped a Gosport school receive a ‘good’ rating in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

Bedenham Primary School, in Bridgemary, improved from its last inspection of ‘satisfactory’.

Inspectors said pupils achieve well and they are proud of their school, behave well and give their best.

Teaching is typically good with several examples of excellent practice.

And inspectors also praised the school’s ‘whatever it takes’ culture which gives the children the opportunity to talk about what they want to learn in school.

Headteacher Tracy Potter said: ‘I think it’s fair to say we are really pleased because Ofsted have recognised all the hard work we have done over the last few years.

‘It’s been about improving the quality of learning and teaching. It’s down to the incredibly hard working staff and their dedication.

‘They all go the extra mile to make sure that the pupils achieve and that they are safe and they enjoy school.’

The report said that to become an ‘outstanding’ school there needs to be some improvement in the way pupils’ handwriting, punctuation and spelling are taught throughout the school.

It also said that there needs to be better links with parents for children to continue their reading at home.

Mrs Potter added: ‘We want to try and get the parents more actively engaged in the learning of their children.

‘We have very supportive parents and they are actively engaged in school but we want to take that step and achieve engagement in learning.’

And Mrs Potter is confident the school will be rated ‘outstanding’ in the future.

‘I have no doubt that we could and should be outstanding next time,’ she said.

‘There are so many outstanding features already.’

 

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