Eastfield school in Ofsted report praise

Eastfield School Head Sarah Akhurst celebrates the Ofsted success with pupils.
Eastfield School Head Sarah Akhurst celebrates the Ofsted success with pupils.

OFSTED inspectors have praised ‘a good school with outstanding strengths’ in their report of Louth’s Eastfield Primary School.

Care, guidance and support were three of the highly commended features in the report, as well as pupils’ ‘excellent behaviour and attitudes’.

The glowing report comes after a rigorous two-day inspection of the school on October 18 and 19, which oversaw 21 lessons in total.

The school, home to 257 pupils, was marked as ‘good’ for overall effectiveness and with a good ‘capacity for sustained improvement’.

The report said: “Every adult has the best interests of the pupils in the forefront of their thinking and actions. No stone is left unturned, or avenue explored, in the school’s relentless quest to ensure that every pupil is able to access and benefit from all that the school and its partners have to offer.

“The quality of teaching is good, excellent relationships between adults and pupils are a very positive feature of all lessons.”

School Headteacher Sarah Akhurst said: “We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the good quality of teaching and provision at Eastfield Infants and Nursery.

“The high profile of the school in these respects is down to the outstanding relationships between children, staff and parents.”

The report advised that to improve further the school must ensure all work accurately meets each individual child’s needs, and to encourage active investigation and research to improve learning.

The full report can be seen on the school’s website www.eastfield.lincs.sch.uk.

l Do the recent good Ofsted reports show an improvement in the area’s schools? Email your views to sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk .