Woodbury celebrates Ofsted success

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 March 2013

Staff and children at Woodbury C of E Primary School are celebrating their OFSTED success this week. Headteacher Nigel Tancock is pictured with pupils Lilia Craft, Sam Harries, Sam Standen, Beth Chivers, Matthew Williams and Clara Woodhead. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exv 9698-10-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Staff and children at Woodbury C of E Primary School are celebrating their OFSTED success this week. Headteacher Nigel Tancock is pictured with pupils Lilia Craft, Sam Harries, Sam Standen, Beth Chivers, Matthew Williams and Clara Woodhead. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exv 9698-10-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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Children and staff at Woodbury C of E Primary School are celebrating after the school was given the thumbs-up by Ofsted inspectors.

They rated the school as good, with outstanding features.

In the school’s report, lead inspector John Laver praised the quality of teaching, which he says has improved since the last inspection, and pupils’ attainment, which, in most cases, is well above the national average by age 11.

He says pupils enjoy going to the school, and are willing to support each other.

Headteacher Nigel Tancock said: “The report clearly acknowledges the significant improvements that have been made since our school was previously inspected, as well as endorsing the areas we have already identified for further improvement.

“I am delighted that Ofsted recognises the efforts we are making to ensure that all our pupils are keen to come to school and do well.

“I am grateful to everyone who contributed to the inspection process, including staff, governors and parents and, of course, the children for the part they play in our school’s success.

“Given the level of dedication and commitment of staff and governors, and the willingness of our children to actively engage with their learning together with continued support from parents, there is every reason to believe that our school will go from strength to strength.”

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