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Good rated school gives "inclusive and nurturing" education

Leaders at Graiseley Primary are committed to providing an inclusive and nurturing education which raises pupils' aspirations say inspectors, who have rated the school "Good".

Good rated school gives “inclusive and nurturing” education
Inclusive and nurturing education

They carried out a 2 day inspection last month and found that children are making "good progress in reading, writing and mathematics", with leaders and governors intervening in a timely way which makes sure no pupil falls behind.

The leaders and governors have "an ambitious vision for the school", and inspectors say the "drive and ambition" of headteacher Sharifan Nasa has brought about improvements. She and her deputy have "established a culture of high expectations" at the Pool Street school.

Teaching is consistently good, with staff feeling well supported. Pupils behave well, try hard and are keen to find out new things. Leaders place pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development at the heart of the school's "interesting and engaging" curriculum, with the pupils working hard in all the subjects they study. These attitudes are helping them to make progress in their learning say inspectors.

Children get off to a positive start in their early years, while disadvantaged pupils and those who have special education needs or disabilities also make good progress.

Safeguarding is effective, while governors bring a range of skills and experiences to their roles which enables them to challenge and support leaders. They understand that "good quality teaching, learning and assessment are key to the school's successes".

Last month's inspection was the first at Graiseley since it was rated Good in 2014. Mrs Nasa said: "I am happy that the recent report reflects the excellent education and support given to children and families at Graiseley Primary School.

"The full 2 day inspection was thorough and looked at all aspects of the school's work. I felt the Ofsted team really appreciated the complexities of our school community and all areas of the school, from Early Years to Key Stage 2, were recognised as achieving well and reflected the excellent level of leadership from the senior leadership team."

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "This is a very positive report which reflects well on the hard work of the leadership team, staff, governors, pupils and parents at Graiseley Primary - and I would like to congratulate Mrs Nasa and everyone at the school on their achievements."

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  • released: Monday 12 November, 2018