Former "coasting" school wins Ofsted praise

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A PRIMARY school in Thornaby has been classed as a "good" school by Ofsted inspectors.

Bader Primary School received a glowing report, from the achievement and behaviour of pupils to the quality of teaching and leadership.

It was ranked as satisfactory in 2011 and was named as a "coasting" school by the Government.

But in its most recent report, lead inspector Peter Evea said: "Good or better teaching is now the norm in all key stages.

"Pupils come to school keen to learn. They are confident, capable young people who are keen to use every moment in school productively."

He also praised the equality of opportunity that exists in the school and the success in removing any barriers to learning.

"Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make progress that is similar to that of others," the report said.

Headteacher Simon Feasey said: “We are delighted by this report. It recognises and celebrates what has been one almighty team effort. The Bader team very much includes all pupils, parents, every member of staff and school governors.

“We look forward to the journey ahead as we work to make Bader Primary School the very best it can be.”

The school’s chair of governors, Dave Griffiths, added: “The governors are delighted by the report and grading of the school. It’s a great achievement for the head teacher, governors, teachers and importantly the children as they have all worked incredibly hard.

“The changes in school are significant and the children are challenged and supported both inside and outside of the classroom.”

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