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Teachers at a Mansfield primary school make 'teaching fun', says students

The inspector found that teachers "provide pupils with a rich and varied curriculum" and introduce students to "new vocabulary at every opportunity".
The inspector found that teachers "provide pupils with a rich and varied curriculum" and introduce students to "new vocabulary at every opportunity".

A Mansfield school which parents say is a “ privilege” to send their children to is 'improving towards being outstanding', according to an recent Ofsted report.

The education watchdog which recently inspected Cresent Primary Schoo,l has recommended that the school is visited again to see if it has moved from a 'good' rating to 'outstanding'.

In the short inspection conducted in February pupils told the inspector that their headteacher, Mr Wilkinson, "is the best."

The inspector found that teachers "provide pupils with a rich and varied curriculum" and introduce students to "new vocabulary at every opportunity".

Mr Wilkinson who has been Headteacher at the school for nine years said he is "delighted" by the report.

He said: "We are over the moon, the report reflects all the hard work our students, staff and governors put in.

"The staff go above and beyond to give the children the best education they can get.

"The children are delighted and as an award they get a special treat day."

On Friday, March 9, classes at the school will get to pick what treat they would like on the day.

The report also said how standards in reading, writing and mathematics have risen since the last inspection in 2013.

The inspector said: "The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

"Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in certain areas.

"This may indicate that the school is improving towards being outstanding."

The report also said that students told the inspector that if bully occurred at the school they were confident that an adult would deal with it "promptly".

The leadership team at the school ensured that safeguarding students is of the “highest priority.”

One way the school was told it could improve is by moving students on more 'swiftly' onto work that provides a 'greater challenge' when they are ready