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St Day School has been rated as Good by Ofsted

Ofsted has described the “wonderful atmosphere where pupils are encouraged to do their best” in its latest report on St Day and Carharrack Community School.

The school near Redruth, which is maintained by Cornwall Council, has been rated as ‘good’ in its latest inspection, which took place in October. 

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Inspectors praised the school for a “well-developed curriculum in reading, writing and mathematics” and for the way in which “pupils are supported to develop a love of reading.”

The school was rated as ‘requires improvement’ in their inspection in 2017, but the latest report praised the work of the head teacher and senior managers, saying “leaders ensure that pupils’ personal development is a priority.”

The report also said “the curriculum in the early years class helps children get off to a good start” and that “staff have formed strong relationships with these children.” Behaviour management was another area picked out for praise by the inspectors, who found that “the staff team support all children to behave well. This has improved from the previous inspection.”

Head Teacher of St Day and Carharrack Community School, Susannah Storey, said: “I am delighted that Ofsted have recognised the hard work and dedication of the staff, parents and children at the school. Our aim is to support children, who come to us, to make the best start in life and to give them a love for learning and that has been recognised by Ofsted.”

The report also highlighted the work the school has done to counter bullying; “the curriculum has supported pupils to understand what bullying is, resulting in hardly any incidents.”

Service Director for Education (Interim), Tim Osborne, said: “I’m very proud of the work that has been done at the school and I know the staff are dedicated to continuous improvement. The school have already identified areas where they need to make changes and have devised a plan on how they can achieve this.”