Date: 17/05/2007 Category: Learning and Achievement
Photographers are invited at attend Miers Court Primary School, Silverspot Close, Rainham, on Monday, 21 May at 10.30am to take photographs of pupils. Ofsted inspectors are full of praise for Miers Court Primary School which has been judged as a good school. Inspectors were particularly impressed by the friendly, polite and helpful pupils and commented on their good behaviour. The report stresses that the headteacher and staff all work hard to give pupils excellent care and support. By the time pupils leave the school they have high standards in English, maths and science. The "dedicated and enthusiastic" governors provide good support for the school, fulfil their roles and responsibilities conscientiously and listen to the views of parents and pupils, the report states. The report also commented on the fact that so many parents were strongly supportive of the school. Pupils reported that teachers make lessons interesting and fun and said they get a lot of help to improve their work. The report says they enjoy coming to school and are very positive about learning. Inspectors have encouraged the school to increase the pace of lessons for younger children and have higher expectations of what pupils can achieve. Headteacher Sue Patterson was singled out in the report for her clear-sighted leadership. She said: "We are delighted with this positive report which recognises the efforts of the pupils and staff, and also that of parents and governors. I'd like to say a big thank you to all of them. "Good teaching is important, but so is the care and well-being of pupils and I'm thrilled that Ofsted gave us top marks for those areas in particular."