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Two heads are better than one!
4:00pm Sunday 28th October 2012 in News
THE appointment of co-headteachers at St Mary’s Primary School at Thorncombe has had a positive impact, say OFSTED inspectors.
The school went into co-headship at the start of the 2012-13 term with Tina Wilkes and Tanya Robinson sharing the duties. Many schools across the country have successfully implemented the idea but St Mary’s was the first locally.
Now OFSTED inspectors, who visited St Mary’s last month, have rated it a ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ features.
They noted the appointment of two co-heads had had a ‘positive impact on the overall effectiveness’ of the school.
The OFSTED report also stated that there was a ‘strong sense of community’ within the school and that pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning were outstanding.
Co-head Mrs Wilkes said: “Mrs Robinson and I were delighted with the recent OFSTED report. It is a testimony to all the hard work of the staff, pupils, governors and parents of the school. We were particularly proud of the fact that children’s attitudes and behaviour towards each other and towards their learning was noted as being outstanding.”
OFSTED did highlight some areas for development and the co-heads have already put into place action for improvement.
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