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Burntwood headteacher “absolutely delighted” after school is rated ‘good’ by Ofsted

The headteacher of a Burntwood school says she is “absolutely delighted” to have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Springhill Primary Academy had been classified as requiring improvement when it was last inspected in 2016.

But Ofsted has now upgraded the rating after a visit last month.

The inspector said the appointment of Diane Raftery in 2017 had been a key turning point for the school.

“The headteacher has wasted no time in addressing the quality of teaching and learning and outcomes for pupils,” they said. “As a result, both have
improved and are now good.

“Parents appreciate the positive changes and the visible differences that have been made in school.”

Mrs Raftery said the report had been welcome and insisted the hard work will continue.

“I am absolutely delighted with the outcome of our Ofsted report and couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved,” she said.

“The inspectors spoke so warmly of our school, our pupils and our staff and the ‘good’ grading is deserved by all.

“We will continue to work hard for this school and community to ensure we deliver the best possible educational experiences that we can. 

“I’d like to thank everyone for their support and we look forward to achieving great things moving forward.”

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