Weasenham Primary Ofsted delight

A village school has been transformed since teaming up with another nearby school, an Ofsted report has said.Weasenham Church of England Primary School, which has less than 40 pupils, received a 'good' rating for the overall effectiveness of the school in a report that followed an inspection in late November last year.

A village school has been transformed since teaming up with another nearby school, an Ofsted report has said.

Weasenham Church of England Primary School, which has less than 40 pupils, received a 'good' rating for the overall effectiveness of the school in a report that followed an inspection in late November last year.

Inspectors said Weasenham Primary had gone from 'strength to strength' since it formed a partnership with Rudham Church of England Primary School and Sue Lunnun was appointed as headteacher.

The report said: 'This is a good school. Prior to joining forces with the partnership school, it passed through a challenging period due to staffing difficulties, caused mainly by long-term absence as well as problems with retaining staff and recruiting a headteacher.


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'This interrupted pupils' learning and their achievement deteriorated. The school has been transformed since joining the partnership.

'It has particularly benefited from the exceptionally good leadership of the experienced headteacher.

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'Staffing is now much more stable. Pupils' achievement is good. They make good progress and do well to attain average standards.'

The report said teaching is good at the school and that standards are average in reading, mathematics and science. It said writing standards are below average but that information and communication technology is developing well.

It said pupils' good personal development makes a strong contribution to their learning, but it said they should have more opportunities to research, investigate and find out things for themselves.

The wide range of after-school clubs and educational visits were praised by inspectors, as were the school's international links.

Headteacher Mrs Lunnun said: 'I would like to thank every member of the school community for their positive attitudes and the support they give the school - children, parents, Governors, staff and the village communities.'

Chairman of governors Jane Elphick added: 'I would like to congratulate Mrs Lunnun, the staff and the children for achieving such a good Ofsted Report. The inspectors commented on the children's confidence and self-assurance. They seemed to really enjoy their visit to the school!'

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