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Inspectors impressed by Foxborough MS

PUBLISHED: 22:04 21 November 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 05 July 2010

PUPILS and parents are right in saying that Foxborough Middle School is a good education provider, according to Ofsted inspectors.

The personal development and well-being of students was classed to be outstanding, as well as the care, guidance and support given to them.

PUPILS and parents are right in saying that Foxborough Middle School is a good education provider, according to Ofsted inspectors.

The personal development and well-being of students was classed to be outstanding, as well as the care, guidance and support given to them.

All other areas were deemed to be good with impressive teaching, well behaved students and a clear planning format.

The report described how good leadership and management have enabled considerable improvement since the last inspection.

“Increased clarity of lesson planning has led to pupils making good progress during their time in the school. The good curriculum contributes significantly to the pupils' enjoyment of school and prepares them well for life beyond. Pupils feel very safe and make healthy living choices,” said the report.

Account has been taken of the revised key stage three curriculum and appropriate thought given to developing it to meet the needs of the pupils.

Inspectors said that while standards are below the national average, mainly at the higher levels in key stage two, results have improved consistently since the last inspection and pupils are back on track to meet and exceed the challenging targets for 2009.

Pupils were seen to be polite and welcoming to visitors and proud of their school in Foxborough Road, Lowestoft.

Pupils were also praised by their contribution to the community with their Buddies scheme, involvement in being play activities leaders and enterprise schemes.

The clear planning format has enhanced what makes a good lesson and resources are matched well to different learning needs.

Teachers at all levels are increasingly making effective use of assessment data to ensure the level of challenge is appropriate to pupils' abilities.

“Pupils and parents are right in saying this is a good school. The overwhelming response of parents through the questionnaire was of praise for the leadership of the headteacher and dedication of staff. Excellent care, guidance and support help pupils achieve outstanding personal development. Relationships are excellent and all have worked together to create a vibrant school community.”

The school has been asked to improve attainment, particularly at the higher levels by ensuring pupils always know what they need to do to improve their work further and involve pupils and staff more systematically in whole school evaluation.

Head teacher, David Boatman said: “This was an excellent report that reflects all the efforts of staff, pupils, and parents at the school. Everyone has worked hard for this over the last three years.”

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