Nine Oldham primary schools receive ‘good’ reports from Ofsted inspectors

SCHOOLS in Shaw and Royton are among nine in Oldham to have received glowing reports from Ofsted inspectors.

St Paul’s and SS Aidan & Oswald RC, both Royton, have previously featured in the Correspondent.This month, East Crompton St George’s ‘good’ report is spotlighted on page 17 of our newspaper.

Other schools also deemed good are: St Thomas C of E Primary, Werneth; Lyndhurst Primary Academy; Hodge Clough, Moorside; St Chad’s Primary School, Uppermill; Horton Mill; St Agnes, Lees; and Holy Cross Primary Schools.

Councillor Shaid Mushtaq, Oldham Council Lead for Education and Skills, said: “We are delighted that all the hard work put in by headteachers, staff, governors, parents, pupils has been rewarded with good Ofsted reports and they should all be very proud of their achievements.”

Adrian Calvert, Education Partnership Leader for the Oldham Education Partnership, said: “The Ofsted Inspections focused on the real substance of education -the curriculum.

“Inspectors spent less time looking at test data, and more time looking at what is taught and how it is taught. They considered how schools achieved their outcomes.

“These nine Oldham Primary Schools really excelled, and this shows we are definitely on the right path in Oldham ensuring our children are being given the best start in life in terms of education and learning.”

A spokesperson for Ofsted said: “We want to make sure that good results come from teaching a broad, rich curriculum.

“We want to reflect real learning, not just intensive preparation for a test or to move up to the next ‘stage’.

“Ofsted grades reflect the areas that matter most to parents: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.”

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