Sharlston Community School celebrates good Ofsted report

Sharlston School is celebrating a good Ofsted report. (w621a451)
Sharlston School is celebrating a good Ofsted report. (w621a451)

Staff and pupils at a school that was told it needed to improve just two years ago are celebrating after a successful Ofsted inspection.

The latest Ofsted report found that Sharlston Community School is a good school which has improved teaching since its previous inspection.

It praised the school bosses for taking action to raise standards, resulting in pupils making consistently good progress.

Ofsted inspector Lindsay Hall, said: “The senior leadership team and governors have a clear vision for the school and have driven through significant improvements.

“Teaching is good across the school and improving and the achievement of pupils is rising strongly.”

The report also recognised that there has been recent changes within the staff at the school and that the headteacher, Karen Riley, has had to take a long-term absence.

Julie Dunderdale, acting headteacher, said: “All the staff were determined to do their best for Karen during the inspection.

“She has played a vital and important part in the school’s journey to good.

“We have all worked extremely hard over the last two years since our previous inspection.

“We were delighted that all our strengths have been recognised and that the school has been judged good overall.”