Education watchdog’s fresh praise for academy

Children celebrating at Skegness Infant Academy.
Children celebrating at Skegness Infant Academy.

A primary school in Skegness is celebrating after receiving fresh praise from the Government’s education watchdog.

Skegness Infant Academy, in Cavendish Road, has been judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted following an inspection this month. Inspectors also found safeguarding to be ‘effective’.

The academy, which is part of the Greenwood Academies Trust, had its first Ofsted inspection in 2014, when it was rated as ‘good’.

Principal Rona Pryme said: “I am thrilled with the latest Ofsted result. We have worked incredibly hard to maintain our good rating and the efforts of every team member at the academy has been recognised.

“I would like to thank every pupil, parent and team member at the academy who has contributed to this success.”

Wayne Norrie, chief executive of Greenwood Academies Trust, said: “I am elated for Mrs Pryme and her team at Skegness Infant Academy. This is a fantastic result with telling comments from Ofsted which clearly demonstrate Mrs Pryme’s strong leadership and dedicated team.

“The academy is well on its way to further improve and the trust will be here to support them every step of the journey.”

* Of Mrs Prime, Ofsted said since her appointment she has ‘brought about improvements in the quality of education and in outcomes for current pupils’.

Pupils were said to ‘behave well, work hard, and concentrate in lessons’.

The governing body and trust were credited with regularly auditing safeguarding arrangements to ensure they are ‘strong through well-established and robust checks’.

Ofsted said as a ‘next step’, the school should aim to increase the proportion of pupils attaining greater depth by the end of Year Two, particularly in writing.