School praised after inspection

Weeton St Michaels CE Primary School
Weeton St Michaels CE Primary School
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A primary school’s new headteacher has been praised for ‘revitalising’ it.

Jonathon Weeden, who took up the role of associate head at St Michael’s Church of England Voluntary Aided School in January, was also hailed for ‘renewing a common sense of purpose among staff’.

The comments were made by Ofsted inspector Tim Vaughan after a visit from the education watchdog.

He said: “Through good leadership, the school continues to improve and succeed. You have a strong understanding of what the school is achieving and how it will develop further.

“Your reviews of the school are clear, realistic and accurate. Your plans for improvement focus on the correct priorities.

“For example, you have clear plans for more workshops for parents about the curriculum and giving families increased advice about how to support children’s learning at home.”

The school, which continues to be rated as ‘good’, also has a good standard of teaching and level of achievement.

To continue to improve, teachers should make sure pupils achieve ‘even more highly’ in maths, and ‘fully engage’ parents, while governors should give a ‘high level of challenge’ to teachers.