Chiildren enjoy life at Marpool - official!

PUBLISHED: 01:01 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:57 10 June 2010

MARPOOL Primary school has been praised by independent inspectors for the quality of education it provides. Three inspectors from Ofsted (Office of Standards and Education) visited the school last month and gave a good progress overall" report. The schoo

MARPOOL Primary school has been praised by independent inspectors for the quality of education it provides.Three inspectors from Ofsted (Office of Standards and Education) visited the school last month and gave a "good progress overall" report.The school owes its positive growth to staff reshuffling and significant reduction of the senior leadership team.Rachel Pattison, acting head teacher, said: "I am pleased the inspectors have recognised the progress the school has made since the last inspection in 2004. "None of this would be possible without enthusiastic and skilful staff, motivated children and the great support of the governors, parents and community."Ofsted have suggested that the school should raise standards in English, mathematics and science in year one and two and ensure there is sufficient academic challenge for more able pupils throughout.Lead inspector David Shears particularly praised the lessons "that are stimulating and fun because of the good curriculum provided".Malcolm Dobbins, chair of Marpool governors, said: "I am particularly pleased with the inspectors' verdict on the extent to which pupils adopt healthy lifestyles and safe practices, plus their good behaviour and how much they enjoy coming to school.


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