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Little Stoke Primary rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

Posted on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 5:14 pm by SH (Editor)

Staff and pupils at Little Stoke Primary School.

Staff and pupils at a local primary school that was deemed ‘in need of improvement’ two years ago are celebrating after Ofsted rated it ‘good’ following its latest inspection in January.

Little Stoke Primary School was graded ‘good’ for each of the five key judgement themes of leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and early years provision.

The news was welcomed by headteacher Scott Howes, who said the school had been through a “really intense time of change” since the last inspection and had worked closely with the local authority and government inspectors to bring about the necessary improvements.

In a letter to parents, Mr Howes wrote:

“We are pleased to report that the inspectors recognised the significant improvements brought about by the hard working team of teachers, support staff, office staff, governors and leadership team. Ofsted has now graded Little Stoke Primary School as a ‘good’ school and has identified some excellent features.”

Inspectors spent two days meeting pupils, staff, governors and parents, as well as observing lessons and playtime sessions, analysing achievement data and looking at work in pupils’ books.

In their report, inspectors comment on the strength of the new governing body and acknowledge that all areas of improvement identified in the previous inspection have been successfully addressed.

More: "The job of improving a school for the pupils is never done"

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Abbeywood hosts basketball tournament for local primary teams

Posted on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 4:49 pm by SH (Editor)

Primary school basketball tournament at Abbeywood Community School, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Seb Doyle, Primary Liaison Officer at Abbeywood School writes:

On Tuesday 24th February, Year 5 teams from Charborough Road, Filton Hill and St Michael’s Primary Schools took part in a basketball tournament at Abbeywood Community School in Stoke Gifford.

The event capped off two term’s worth of basketball coaching which had been delivered by Mr Doyle in each primary school. The level of skill on show throughout all three primaries was unbelievable, especially considering some of the pupils were only introduced to the sport a few months ago.

There were some really close games with each school winning matches. The winner of the whole tournament was Charborough Road, who ended up with an incredible 132 points scored throughout the games.

The prize was a free ticket for all the team members and a number of staff and parents to attend a Bristol Flyers game. We all had fun watching the Flyers beat Leeds Force comfortably and the pupils even got to go on court at half-time to have a shoot out. Well done to all the three primaries for taking part!

Pupils from Charborough Road Primary School, Filton at a Bristol Flyers basketball match.

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