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Inspector states village school is improving

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A government inspector has reported that a Moorlands village school is on the road to improving. Ofsted inspector Kirsty Foulkes has visited St Leonard's CE (A) First School in Ipstones this Summer to carry out a ‘monitoring inspection.’

A government inspector has reported that a Moorlands village school is on the road to improving.

Ofsted inspector Kirsty Foulkes has visited St Leonard’s CE (A) First School in Ipstones this Summer to carry out a ‘monitoring inspection.’

The inspection was carried out because the school had received two successive “requires improvements” judgements from Ofsted.

Within her report, Ofsted inspector Kirsty Foulkes, said: “Having considered the evidence, I am of the opinion that at this time: Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action in order for the school to become a good school.

The school should take further action to ensure that: the school website meets statutory requirements and; leaders’ action plans clearly set out, in a succinct and manageable manner, what is required to sustain the pace of improvement.”

Headteacher Mrs Stanesby said of the latest report from Ofsted: “On July 1 the school received a section 8 HMI monitoring inspection to inspect whether the school had been taking effective action to improve the school since the last full inspection. This was different to the previous inspection which was around provision around the pandemic.

We are thrilled that the inspection was a very positive one which showed that the improvements the school has made are now showing real impact.

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the entire school community who can all be very proud of this report.

Although your children were not present on the day of the inspection their hard work in books and on videos was viewed by the inspector and we are incredibly proud of what they have achieved in what has been an incredibly challenging few years.

I would like to thank our Governing Board for their part in the inspection and for giving their valuable time to support our journey of improvement for the good of all the pupils here.

Most of all I would like to thank our wonderful dedicated staff here at St Leonard’s who are passionate about making our school the best it can be for our pupils.”

Mrs Stanesby added: “The last few years in education have been incredibly difficult for all schools.

Our staff here have had to meet the demands of the pandemic whilst also continuing to make improvements. They have worked tirelessly and deserve our congratulations.

Thank you also to parents and families who have been supportive and understanding as we continue this journey.

I feel very privileged to lead such a special school.”

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