Inspectors praise children and staff at Hartlepool school

Chris Simmons.
Chris Simmons.

Ofsted inspectors saluted the behaviour of Grange Primary School children and the work of staff.

The inspectors from the Government’s education watchdog visited Grange last month as part of a national programme of school inspection, and ranked the school as ‘Good’ - the second highest grading which can be given.

Councillor Chris Simmons, chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Children’s Services Committee, said: “I know that everyone associated with Grange Primary School has been working incredibly hard to take the school to the next level and to be judged “Good” in all areas is a significant achievement.”

The report which was produced as a result of the visit says how: “The new headteacher has made a very positive difference to the ethos of the school and has been instrumental in making significant improvements to the school in a relatively short period of time.

“Along with the deputy and assistant headteachers, the senior team is providing strong leadership to ensure that teaching has improved rapidly in the school.”

The report, which has been sent out to all parents, goes on to praise pupils for their behaviour.

It reads: “The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils understand the school rules.

“Pupils listen attentively in class and they respond very well to instructions from teachers and other adults in the classroom.

“Pupils are polite and friendly to visitors and even the smaller children hold doors open for adults.”

There are over 400 three to 11-year-olds in the school and the Ofsted inspectors found that all of the children are kept safe and feel safe.