School where pupils are proud to belong

NDTP Wetwang ps1407-9'Wetwang School Ofsted Driffield Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1407-9'Mike Sibley

NDTP Wetwang ps1407-9'Wetwang School Ofsted Driffield Pictured By Pam Stanforth ps1407-9'Mike Sibley

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A small village school where pupils are ‘proud to belong’ is celebrating after Ofsted inspectors ruled it is a good school.

Staff, pupils, parents and governors at Wetwang Church of England VC Primary School are celebrating after Ofsted judged it to be good in all key factors, including overall effectiveness.

Inspectors found that teaching is good, and sometimes outstanding; that pupils’ achievement and behaviour is good, and that headteacher Mike Sibley provides effective leadership, having developed a strong staff team which is committed to improving the quality of teaching and raising attainment.

The school, which has only 54 pupils on roll, is said to have undergone a significant period of change since a previous inspection, including all the teaching staff and the headteacher.

The inspectors found that since Mr Sibley was appointed, a range of carefully planned changes has improved the overall quality of teaching and learning, and as a result achievement is good.

In their report, they said: “Pupils are proud to belong to Wetwang Primary School They are very keen to escort visitors around the school and show them their work. Their good attitudes and good behaviour make a significant contribution to the quality of their learning and the sense of belonging to a community in which everyone is valued.”

Mr Sibley said: “We are extremely proud of this report as it celebrates the positive changes in the school over the last few years. I am delighted that that the inspectors recognised the significant contribution of all members of the team, from the business manager to lunch time staff.”

Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “I am delighted that Wetwang Primary School has again been judged by Ofsted to be good in spite of such a turnover in staff since it was last inspected.

“Mr Sibley has put his own mark on the school and the outcomes have been excellent. Congratulations to all at the school and I am sure that they are en route to even greater outcomes next time around.”

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