Lower Wortley Primary School continues to be a good school, according to Ofsted inspectors.
The school’s latest Ofsted report sees inspectors praise the Lower Wortley Road school as being ‘calm and caring’. The report says:
“Leaders put pupils’ well-being at the centre of everything they do. Staff and pupils treat each other with kindness.
“Staff make sure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are included in the experiences on offer. Parents and carers typically said that they could not be happier with the school. “
There is also praise for leaders, who are continually improving the school’s curriculum, with many subjects well planned.
The report adds:
“The teaching of phonics is mostly effective. Teachers check which sounds pupils know. They make sure that the books that pupils read match these sounds.
“However, staff expertise in teaching phonics varies. Leaders have plans to further improve resources and to ensure that staff teach phonics consistently well. “
Inspectors also say subject leaders should improve teachers’ planning and assessment to ensure that all pupils are suitably challenged to learn well.