Great Gonerby school delighted with Ofsted report

Pupils of St Sebastian's Primary School in Great Gonerby celebrate their Ofsted report with headteacher Linda Baldwin.

Pupils of St Sebastian's Primary School in Great Gonerby celebrate their Ofsted report with headteacher Linda Baldwin.

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An Ofsted report has praised a village school and says it continues to be ‘good’.

An inspector visited St Sebastian’s Primary School in Great Gonerby in January.

The report says pupils are well behaved, highly motivated, keen to learn and achieve well. It also says strong leadership has resulted in standards continuing to rise and the teaching of phonics is highly effective.

The inspector also said: “There is a strong culture of keeping pupils safe from harm, and your determination to achieve the right outcomes for the most vulnerable families is a reflection of your caring leadership.

“Pupils spoken to on inspection say that they feel safe in school and that they are taught how to stay safe when going online and when using mobile phones.

“The school knows its pupils very well and as a result, the work for its more vulnerable pupils has been positive over time. The disadvantaged pupils in the school receive additional targeted support.”

Headteacher Linda Baldwin welcomed the report and said the school was delighted with the outcome.

Mrs Baldwin added: “The staff and governors of the school work tirelessly to ensure the children at St Sebastian’s receive a first class education that recognises and develops individual skill and talent. There is always room for improvement and as the report recognises we are not complacent “constantly looking at fresh approaches to teaching and learning so that standards continue to improve”.

“We will celebrate the many positive areas that are highlighted in the report and ensure we capitalise and build on these, likewise, the staff and governors will take on board the areas for development to ensure the school continues to improve and thus provide a quality education that every child at St Sebastian’s deserves.

“I would like to publicly thank the whole school community – staff, governors, parents, and especially the children – for their continued support and dedication. I am incredibly proud of the school and all we continue to achieve together.”