St Martin’s C of E VA Primary School celebrates Ofsted Report

STAFF and pupils at Sandford St Martin’s C of E VA Primary School are celebrating their latest Ofsted report.
The school watchdog gave it a ‘Good’ overall rating in all categories with an ‘Outstanding’ grade for ‘Behaviour and Attitudes’ following an inspection in November last year.
The school was given a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating at its previous inspection in 2019.
Head teacher Paul Beveridge said: “I am delighted with the Ofsted report and gradings.
“I feel it is very well deserved and the report reads like a typical day at Sandford St Martin’s.
“Our children are exceptional in so many ways – and they are very well supported by dedicated staff and governors.
“I am pleased our hard work and dedication is paying off and that our rapid improvements, especially through the challenges of the pandemic, have been acknowledged.
“We are looking forward to the next stage of development under our new motto: Learn, Love, Laugh.”
The latest Ofsted report said: “Pupils are proud to attend this inclusive school.
“The school’s’ Christian values underpin daily life for everyone and pupils know that these are valuable, lifelong principles.
“Pupils have a strong sense of moral purpose. They know that everyone should be respected and treated equally regardless of race, culture, beliefs or needs.”
Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to their learning are noted as ‘exceptional’.
Children were positive about the school in response to a survey held during the inspection.
Every child said they felt safe at school, they enjoyed their learning and felt their teachers listen to them.
Parents said the school was very welcoming, very approachable and that it communicates well. Parents shared that any SEND needs in the school are identified quicky and the support to the children and parents is excellent.
To see the full report visit the school website – which is being revamped and relaunched next month – at

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