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In a class of its own


Top marks were given to Robert Miles Infants’ School, Bingham, which was described as outstanding in its latest Ofsted report.

Robert Miles was given the highest possible grade in all areas after its inspection last month.

The report said: “This is an outstanding school, which provides its pupils with a high level of care and excellent opportunities to learn and achieve to their full potential.

“The school is successful because of the outstanding leadership and guidance of the headteacher and the strong teamwork among all staff.

“The success of the school is reflected in the pupil’s enthusiasm and passion for learning, as well as in their regular attendance.”

The report said parents were overwhelmingly supportive of the school and extremely positive about their children’s experiences.

Foundation stage teaching was rated outstanding because of staff knowledge about how children learned.

The children made outstanding progress and, by the time they left, they reached consistently high standards.

The Ofsted report said teachers were well supported by teaching assistants, and the curriculum offered pupils excellent opportunities to learn the basic skills necessary for future education and for their lives after school.

The school’s academic guidance was highly rated thanks to the excellent relationships teachers and other adults had with pupils.

The report said the high levels of care resulted in outstanding personal development, pupils’ behaviour was exemplary and they had positive attitudes towards learning.

It said pupils had excellent knowledge about keeping themselves healthy, and were aware of the needs of others, raising money for a range of charities.

The pupils were developing excellent literacy and numeracy skills and good ICT skills.

The report said the school’s success was underpinned by very effective leadership, and school governors offered good levels of support and challenge.

It said: “The high standards achieved consistently over time, together with the excellent leadership and the improvements made since the last inspection, show that the school has an outstanding capacity to maintain the high quality of its work and to continue improving further.”

The only area highlighted for improvement was for the school to continue to review subjects to ensure the curriculum is relevant to the children’s needs today.

The head, Mrs Janet Barker, said: “We are delighted with the report.

“We believe it gives a true reflection of the quality of education our school provides.”

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