Good Ofsted rating for Christ the King

Salisbury Journal: Good Ofsted rating for Christ the King Good Ofsted rating for Christ the King

A PRIMARY school in Amesbury which was previously told by inspectors it required improvements is celebrating a good Ofsted rating.

Inspectors said most pupils at Christ the King Primary School make good progress “as a result of consistently good teaching”, especially in reading.

“This is because the school has carefully planned to make sure that every pupil develops both the necessary reading skills and their enjoyment of reading,” the report said.

They said pupils enjoy going to school, have positive attitudes to learning and behave consistently well around the school site.

Teachers and other staff were praised by the report for providing a wide range of interesting activities for pupils in lessons, at lunchtimes and after school, and for checking pupils’ work promptly, accurately and in detail across a range of subjects.

“The headteacher, supported by other managers and the governing body, gives a high priority to monitoring teaching and developing staff’s leadership skills. This has led to an improvement in teaching and achievement across the school,” the report said.

To further improve, inspectors said pupils need to achieve at least as well in writing as they do in reading, more able pupils need to be challenged in all lessons, and that there needs to be more opportunities for staff to observe and share the best practice in the school.

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