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Benthal Primary School Ofsted Report
Benthal Primary School is currently rated “Good” following on Ofsted Inspection in September 2016.
The school was seen as having a warm and welcoming ethos, which supports and encourages pupils’ all-round development, and where pupils’ achievement is good.
From a low starting point, children’s progress is good throughout the school, including in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and attainment is broadly average by the end of KS 2. Teaching is good overall. Teachers make clear what pupils will learn and check their understanding.
Pupils’ behaviour and safety around the school are good. Pupils thrive in the caring atmosphere. Consequently, they enjoy school and generally feel safe there. Pupils show considerable respect for each other and have positive attitudes to learning.
Leadership and management is good overall. The governing body support senior leaders well and offers effective challenge. Leaders monitor staff performance carefully and use the outcomes to target further improvements through well focused staff training.
A good curriculum and strong partnership help the school to provide good, enriching spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences.