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Evelyn Community Primary School retains its “Good” Ofsted judgement

by Jonathan Kearney

Following an Ofsted inspection in May, Evelyn Community Primary School in Prescot has retained its “Good” Ofsted judgement.

The latest inspection noted that:

  • Pupils are happy and safe – something they value most about their school.
  • Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and achievement, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
  • Pupils benefit from a wide range of opportunities to cultivate new interests and talents. These include playing in the school orchestra, expressing themselves through art or being chosen for a leadership role.
  • Pupils develop a deep body of knowledge as they progress through the curriculum and Teachers use assessment strategies effectively to make sure that pupils do not forget what they have learned.
  • Teachers and other staff across the school are trained well in teaching pupils to read and staff in early years capture children’s interest through books, stories and rhymes.
  • All staff deliver the phonics programme effectively.
  • Leaders ensure that all pupils benefit from high-quality opportunities for their wider development. These activities enhance pupils’ learning. Pupils also learn how to make a positive contribution to their local community and the wider world.
  • Governors provide an appropriate balance of challenge and support to ensure that leaders continually improve the quality of education that pupils receive.
  • Staff feel well supported by leaders and by governors.
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I was delighted to read Evelyn Community Primary School’s latest Ofsted inspection report. It clearly demonstrates the strong leadership at the school along with positive attitudes to learning from all – pupils and teaching staff alike – as well as the school’s high expectations around behaviour and achievement.

“It’s clear that pupils are benefitting from an engaging curriculum and are being offered a range of opportunities to develop and grow.

“I was also pleased to note that pupils wear their school badge with pride.

“This is a great outcome for the school. Well done to everyone involved.”

You can read the full Ofsted inspection report on Ofsted’s website.