Landulph School has been celebrating their ‘unmistakeable commitment to continuous improvement’ as identified by Ofsted during their inspection which took place before the Christmas break. The school has been waiting for an inspection since converting to an academy and joining the Saltash Multi Academy Regional Trust with saltash.net community school in January 2014.
Staff, governors, children and parents are thrilled to be recognised as a good and improving school following a short inspection on Tuesday 6th December. The lead inspector reported the ‘superior standards’ she witnessed and was impressed with the way the ‘pupils talk about their learning with pride’ recognising that ‘work in books is ‘impeccably presented’
Esther Best, Head of Landulph School since 2013, reports ‘We are so very proud of the outcome of the inspection and its recognition of the hard work and dedication of all staff to ensure that our children consistently receive the very best learning experiences. In the last three years, we have focused on developing a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all our children and inspires an independent thirst for learning. The report identifies the children’s behaviour as ‘exemplary’ which ensures that maximum progress is made in all areas of the curriculum’.
A key area of the inspection report includes the outcome of the parent survey which virtually all parents completed reflecting the strong links the school has with the local community. Parents felt their children were ‘confident’ and ‘thriving’ and a number commented on ‘community spirit’ and the ‘caring and committed staff’.
Kevin George, Chair of Governors and ex parent, reports ‘My initial feeling is one of pride. Landulph is such a special place as is evidenced by the statement that pupils demonstrate great respect for adults and one another and their behaviour is exemplary. It would not be a special place without all the hard work and dedication of all the staff.’
Landulph has benefited from their close links with saltash.net as part of the SMART group which has enriched learning opportunities for children across the school. A spokesperson for the Saltash Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART) said, ‘It is excellent that Ofsted has not just recognised the considerable strengths of Landulph primary school but also the many benefits which have arisen over the last few years from the school being part of a wider network with saltash.net community school. SMART would very much like to congratulate the staff and pupils of Landulph Primary School on achieving such a great inspection outcome – it was certainly a fantastic way to start the new year and is especially exciting as SMART is due to expand to include another four schools in March 2017.’