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‘Good’ news for Goole primary school

Marshlands Primary School in Goole is celebrating after being rated as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted inspectors.

The school, which had previously been rated as requiring improvement, is now officially ‘good’ in all areas, including overall effectiveness and early years foundation stage.

Ofsted found that progress and the attainment of pupils has improved well since the last inspection.

In their latest report, inspectors say pupils from different groups, including those who are disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs or disability are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Teaching is described as good. The inspectors say the headteacher has worked well with her new leadership team to ensure that the focus on teaching is central to all that happens in the school. Pupils’ behaviour and their attitudes to learning are also good.

The governors have responded well to the areas for improvement, and have successfully worked with the headteacher and the local authority, as well as the support school, Highlands Primary School in Hull, to ensure that teaching and outcomes have improved.

Headteacher Mrs Stacey Tang said:  “We are delighted with our Ofsted report and that the hard work of staff, pupils and parents have been acknowledged. I would like to thank all the staff and governors for their continuous effort above and beyond, the pupils for their fantastic attitude towards school and the parents for their support.

“We have continued to build upon the work started by the previous headteacher, Mrs Newby, and also Miss Holmes, who led our foundation unit before leaving us in January. We will address the areas raised in the report and look forward to the challenge of becoming outstanding!”

Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “Marshlands Primary School has risen to the challenge to attain a ‘good’ judgement at its recent Ofsted inspection. Parents recognise the improvements that have been made and 96 per cent indicated that they would recommend Marshlands to other families. There is an improving rate of attendance and this can increase further, so that all children can benefit from a good education.

“The staff, governors, children and their parents and carers can be very proud of what they have achieved and I wish them well on their continuing journey of improvement.”

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