By John Baron
Whingate Primary School in Armley continues to be a good school, Ofsted officials have said following their recent inspection.
Inspectors said Whingate was a friendly school and that pupils enjoy learning there and are happy and safe.
There’s praise for the new phonics scheme, which has become a ‘strength’ of the school, and for developing a ‘culture of reading’. In mathematics, daily practice with key facts, such as times tables, is improving pupils’ knowledge, inspectors noted.
There’s also praise for the school’s involvement with wider projects in the local community.
“The school has personalised its aspirational curriculum to include important themes. They include ‘communicate, live healthily, accept and respect, understand the wider world, dream big and explore’. Adults also have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.”
Inspectors noted that significant number of pupils have poor attendance. The report added: “This means that they do not benefit from the education and experiences the school offers. The school must maintain a strong focus on improving pupils’ attendance and punctuality.”
The full report can be read in full here.