A BEWSEY primary school where teachers provide ‘highly effective’ support to pupils has been praised by Ofsted.

Bewsey Lodge Primary School, on Lodge Lane, was visited by Ofsted inspectors over a two-day period in October and has subsequently received an overall rating of ‘good’.

Inspectors said each morning pupils arrive ‘enthusiastically’ and are keen to learn with their friends.

They also said teachers know their pupils well and provide ‘highly effective’ support to pupils who have the ‘confidence’ and ‘resilience’ to try new things.

The report said: “Pupils feel happy and safe.

“They said that adults will check any messages passed on to their class ‘worry monster’ and sort them out.

“Pupils feel that bullying is very rare. However, they know that other pupils and staff deal with bullying effectively if it ever happens.”

Despite being rated ‘outstanding’ in three areas, the school maintained it’s ‘good’ status it has been rated since 2014.

Teachers and staff were praised in the report which said: “Leaders and teachers have very high expectations of all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

“Leaders at Bewsey Lodge School aim very high for their pupils.

“Leaders are explicit about how they expect things to be done.

“There is a tangible sense of everyone working together to enable all pupils to achieve highly.”

Inspectors also highlighted the school’s approach to the curriculum throughout the pandemic when leaders continued to ensure that all pupils maintained ‘high levels’ of achievement, especially in maths and English.

“Recently, leaders adapted the school day to ensure that pupils get the extra support that they need to catch up quickly, without compromising learning in other subjects.

“Teachers continue to check carefully what pupils already know across the curriculum.

“They use this information well to plan what pupils need to learn next.”