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School so delighted with positive report

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: June 22, 2012

FEELING GOOD:  Head teacher Sue Wilcock with pupils at St Issey Primary School which has been called 'a good school with outstanding features' by Ofsted.

FEELING GOOD: Head teacher Sue Wilcock with pupils at St Issey Primary School which has been called 'a good school with outstanding features' by Ofsted.

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ST ISSEY Primary School has been praised as a good school with outstanding features where pupils are achieving well, in a positive report from government education watchdogs.

The report by Ofsted highlighted the quality of teaching, the outstanding behaviour of pupils and the school's strong, caring ethos.

The report notes the improvements which have been made since the last inspection of the 65-pupil school and concludes that there is a strong capacity for further improvement.

Head teacher Sue Wilcock said: "I feel so very proud of everyone and hugely honoured to have been involved in getting us to where we are now.

"Something like this is reward for the amazing amount of hard work by many adults and, of course, our fantastic children.

"Every member of this school is valued and has an important part to play in ensuring the continued success of the school.

"We work as one, and the time, energy, passion and dedication of the whole team is quite exceptional.

"We have come a long way and while we are, of course, delighted, as in any school there are still things to do at this very exciting time in education. We look forward to the future and have exciting plans to ensure that even in a small village school we are reaching and aiming for excellence at all times.

"I believe we are well placed to meet the needs of all learners. Every single child has a personalised timetable – it's hard work but the most rewarding job in the world when you see the minute-by-minute changes for these delightful children," she said.

St Issey is a Church of England school and is also inspected by a team from the Diocesan Board of Education. It gave the school a judgement of outstanding.

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  • lowcliff  |  June 22 2012, 11:15AM

    I saw the word "ethos" quoted by the report and it sent a chill into my bones. And lo and behold I read further down and it's a religious school. When can we eventually separate encompassing faith from education, and stop this abuse of childhood?

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