Sennen School praised in Ofsted report
OFSTED has branded Sennen School ‘good’ following a recent inspection and commended it for its popularity and community spirit.
The report highlighted “successful initiatives to improve the quality of teaching,” as the notably small primary school moves up a grade from satisfactory this year.
Following the checks this month the analysis defined each category as ‘good’ - but also said the quality of teaching is now “often outstanding,” which has “subsequently accelerated pupils’ progress.”
Headteacher Tony Phillips praised everyone involved in the area’s education.
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“It is incredibly rewarding to work within such an inclusive learning community with happy children, a very caring and dedicated staff team and supportive parents.
“It is also right that Ofsted praised the determined efforts of all - particularly the work of governors who provide ‘excellent support and challenge’.
“The inspector highlighted this ‘close partnership working’, the ‘high staff morale’ and clearly evident ‘unity of purpose’ across the school.”
The chair of governors, Caroline Amos, was also pleased: “I am absolutely delighted that the tremendous hard work of the head, staff, and governors has been recognised. It is a privilege to be chair.”
Sennen School’s continued drive to improve also led the inspector to hail it as working at an “above average level.”
It added a comment from a pupil suggested the whole village is behind a friendly environment.
“This is a small and friendly school with nice teachers and happy people,” it read.
However, while the majority of the report was positive, Ofsted considered it yet to reach outstanding, with pupils’ independent learning skills an area to develop.
Mr Phillips said he and his team will strive to reach the highest level possible.