St Sebastian’s in Great Gonerby praised by Ofsted

Children celebrating at St Sebastian's in Great Gonerby.
Children celebrating at St Sebastian's in Great Gonerby.
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Ofsted inspectors have praised St Sebastian’s in Great Gonerby where pupil behaviour is judged to be “outstanding”.

The school’s new headteacher Linda Baldwin welcomed the report which judged the overall effectiveness of the school to be “good”.

Mrs Baldwin said: “It is a real testament to the hard work of all of the staff here.

“It is a team from the administrators to teachers and supervisors to governors and volunteer helpers - everyone gives their all and I think the report reflects that.”

Mrs Baldwin was particularly pleased with the praise the inspectors reserved for the behaviour of the 113 schoolchildren.

She said: “Anybody can come and visit the school at any time because whatever day of the week, whatever time of the year, this is a happy school full of very respectful, compassionate children and adults.”

The report also praised the new headteacher for the passion and ambition she has so far demonstrated and her “determination to improve the quality of teaching, learning and the achievement of all pupils”.

The inspectors have advised the school it can achieve an “outstanding” rating in the future by raising the proportion of outstanding teaching and by improving the quality of leadership and management to outstanding.