Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding

Published Wednesday, 9th July 2014
Starting school
Starting school

Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

The school’s Ofsted report was published on Thursday July 3 and was instantly greeted with elation across the board.

Headteacher Jane Skupien, who the Inspectors stated “led exceptionally well”, said: "I am delighted that the school has been recognised as “outstanding” by Ofsted for the second time.

“Our mission is to be the best that we can be, and the whole team at Sitwell Infant School have proved that we are.

“The wonderful children try really hard all the time to be the best they can be, really enjoy their learning and behaviour is exemplary.”

The school was particularly praised for the quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and overall leadership.

The inspectors found that the pupils’ achievement is outstanding and they make excellent progress during their time in the school, reaching a significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics by year 2.

Activities were praised for being highly enjoyable and very well planned and staff worked successfully to ensure tasks are matched carefully to pupils’ precise needs.

Teachers celebrate their pupils’ efforts and in turn the pupils showed that they were very proud of their school and were actively involved in making improvements through the work of the school council.

Jane concluded: “All the staff have very high expectations, but make the learning fun for the children along the way.
“We are all very proud of our school.”