Brigg gets top marks

A SOUTH Normanton school has won praise from inspectors for its standards of learning and links with the community.

The Brigg Infant School was given a ‘good’ overall rating by Ofsted, with some aspects also described as outstanding.

Teachers said they were delighted with the verdict, published following a June inspection.

In the report the school’s standards are put down to ‘outstanding leadership by leaders whose very clear vision and ambition are embedded within the school’s procedures’.

Inspectors also said the 165-pupil school was ‘outstanding’ when it came to promoting community harmony.

Said headteacher, Isobel Martin: “This highlights the exceptional care and support we give our pupils and the way we work in partnership with parents.”

The report also says attendance is high and parents support the South Street school.

Inspectors looked at school records and policies and observed lessons before delivering their report.

Children who are at a level lower than expected have their learning developed well by the school, it continues.

“Boys’ attainment in writing had been slightly lower than in other subjects, but this is already being addressed, it states.

“Pupils enter the early years foundation stage with skills and understanding that are below the levels expected for their age,” it states.

“They make good progress to leave year two with above average attainment. This represents good achievement.”

Pupils enjoy their lessons and those with special educational needs and disabilities also make good progress, it adds.

Inspectors also found the number of persistent absentees has been significantly reduced and said more parents and carers are now avoiding term time for their holidays.

A survey of parents and carers showed 94 per cent thought their children were making enough progress at the school.

Inspectors also praised the school’s links with the community.

They also stated parents and carers were strongly in favour of the way the school is run and how it supports children.

Chairman of governors, Gordon Harrison, added: “The findings of the parent and carer survey shows they are overwhelmingly supportive of the school which is great news.”