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Sylvester Primary Academy retains its ‘Good’ inspection rating

by Laura Johnston

Sylvester Primary Academy in Huyton has maintained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating following an inspection last month.

Inspectors noted that it’s a great team effort that makes Sylvester Academy a happy place for pupils, including the school staff, pupils, parents and the wider community.

Staff have high expectations of the pupils and History, Science and Physical Education are particular strengths at the school, which pupils enjoying learning in these subjects.

Early years at the school is well-led and leaders have a carefully designed curriculum with reading and maths a priority. Inspectors highlighted that pupils are progressing and ready for year one.

Across the school, pupils are achieving well in a range of subjects including reading, writing and mathematics and the quality of teaching was praised with Inspectors noting that staff are skilled at teaching phonics and reading, as well as well trained and skilful teachers that are helping pupils to develop strong mathematical knowledge to tackle challenging mathematical problems. Teachers ensure that effective support is provided for disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND).

The mathematics curriculum sets out precisely what pupils should learn and when and Inspectors describe it as a strength of the school.

Personal development was also highlighted as a strength and the curriculum is enriched by many opportunities for pupils to learn about how to look after themselves.

Colette Dutton, Executive Director for Children’s Services, said “This is fantastic report and highlights a range of strengths at the school including leadership, curriculum design, teaching delivery and pupil learning. Throughout the inspection, pupils talked about how proud they are of the school – and rightly so. Well done!”