Littleham school praised

PUBLISHED: 01:01 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:50 10 June 2010

LITTLEHAM Primary School has been praised by government inspectors for improving its standards of education. Ofsted inspectors believe the Church of England school will go from strength to strength because its staff are 'strongly focussed' on raising stan

LITTLEHAM Primary School has been praised by government inspectors for improving its standards of education.Ofsted inspectors believe the Church of England school will go from strength to strength because its staff are 'strongly focussed' on raising standards. They praised headteacher Penny Hickman for her 'good and effective' leadership.Lead inspector Rowena Onions said: "She has taken a measured approach to the need to bring about change and has had the full support of staff and governors."Parents and pupils speak highly of the headteacher's influence and are overwhelmingly positive about the school." The report said: "Littleham is providing a satisfactory and quickly improving quality of education. There is increased progress evident in most parts of the school and in most subjects. "This, together with the energy and drive towards improvement by staff, demonstrates the school has good capacity for further improvement."Headteacher Mrs Hickman, who took over the leadership in January 2005, was pleased the inspectors had noticed the school's progress. She said the school would be striving to keep standards high.The Ofsted inspection found pupils enjoyed going to school, were relaxed and happy while there and benefited from positive relationships from staff. They behaved well and had good attitudes to school. Their personal development and well-being was also praised.

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