Government inspectors praise Coventry primary school
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Little Heath Primary School is looking forward to a bright future after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.
The Spring Road school has been rated as "good" by inspectors, an improvement from their satisfactory rating two years ago.
Pupils make good progress, particularly in the Reception class, according to the Ofsted report while teachers were praised for planning practical and imaginative lessons so that pupils make good progress, especially in English and maths.
Inspectors found that good systems are in place to track the progress of all groups of pupils and no pupil is allowed to fall behind.
Reading is taught well and pupils enjoy books and read for pleasure.
Relationships between staff and pupils at Little Heath Primary, which has students from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds, were also praised.
Head teacher Gill Mulhall said the excellent report was testament to the hard work of everyone connected to the school.
She said: "We are really pleased with the Ofsted inspection result which recognises the commitment and dedication of all staff, pupils and governors working together for the good of the school.
"Everyone has worked really hard to make the school a success and I am extremely proud of them all. We are not complacent however and we know there is more work to be done to continue the good progress we have made."
Rick Leigh, Chair of Governors at the Little Heath Primary, added: "The school has come a long way since the last inspection and it is fantastic that all the hard work has paid off.
"A lot of credit must go to head teacher Gill Mulhall who has made a real difference since taking over in September last year. But all our staff have worked incredibly hard and our children are making better progress and we are narrowing the gap.
I am delighted that Ofsted has judged the school to be good overall. Well done to everyone.The governors will continue to offer as much support as is needed to help the school to continue its journey of improvement."
Councillor David Kershaw, Coventry City Council's Cabinet Member for Education, congratulated everyone at the school for their efforts.
He said: "Everyone connected with the school should be rightly proud of their achievements as the school has made real progress since their last inspection."