Ofsted success for Tarporley

Tarporley CE Primary School has bounced back with a vengeance to earn huge praise from education inspectors.

Only 18 months after an Ofsted inspection which said the school ‘required improvement’, it has turned the corner and is now ‘Good School with Outstanding Behaviour & Safety’.

Head teacher Kerry Forrester said: “This is a fantastic outcome for our school to have achieved in such a short period of time, I am thrilled that they have recognised our Outstanding children here at Tarporley CE.”

Mrs Forrester was praised for her commitment, energy and clear vision for the future of the school.

Inspectors spent two days in the school where they recognised outstanding features in Leadership and Management; Quality of Teaching; Achievement of Pupils and Early Years Provision

They reported that the quality of teaching has improved since the last inspection and continues to improve.

Mrs Forrester added: “We are delighted with the report and feel that the Inspectors have recognised all of the positive elements of our school and the journey we are on.”

The Inspectors felt that ‘plans to improve the school concentrate on the correct areas, with the current focus rightly being on raising pupils’ standards in writing. This is the one aspect of the school’s work which prevents leadership from being judged outstanding.’

The only area in which the report suggested the school could progress further was to ‘Accelerate pupils’ progress in writing, so that their standards in writing at least match those they achieve in reading and mathematics.’ This is an area that has already been identified by the school.

“We are blessed to have a team of amazing staff, brilliant governors, supportive parents and great children. I am delighted that the hard work of our children and staff has been acknowledged by Ofsted resulting in an excellent report. We are all so very proud of our school and we know that we are well on our way to becoming outstanding.” added Mrs Forrester.