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School celebrates "outstanding" tag
3:20pm Friday 25th May 2012 in News
A SOUTH Ockendon primary school is reaping the rewards of making learning interesting and fun.
Dilkes Primary, in Garron Lane, was given a glowing Ofsted report after inspectors rated it “outstanding” in all categories.
Inspectors from the Government’s education watchdog said behaviour at the school is “exemplary” and teaching is of a “consistently high standard”.
The report said: “The success of this school is due to outstanding leadership and management.
“The headteacher, leadership team and governing body share a commitment to ensuring high quality provision for all pupils, including those in the personalised learning centre, to enable them to achieve their full potential.” Headteacher Maureen Wright said a “tremendous” amount of hard work had paid off.
She said: “This is a brilliant report that is the result of a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of everyone involved, pupils, staff, governors and parents.
“It is a fantastic achievement for the whole Dilkes community.
“Dilkes is a great place to work, filled with staff who are keen to ensure every child achieves highly and enjoys their learning. This was recognised by the inspectors in their letter to the children which highlighted how we make learning interesting and fun.”
“Though we are delighted to be rated as outstanding in all categories, we are not complacent and are already working on exciting plans for the future development of the school to make the provision even better.”
Thurrock Council leader, John Kent, said his Labour administration is determined to see all schools in the borough rated good or outstanding, and is thrilled at the school’s report.
He said: “We have maintained that our aim is for every Thurrock school to be good or outstanding in Ofsted inspections and it is really pleasing to see Dilkes leading the way.
“My thanks go to all involved, for ensuring the pupils are educated in a superb learning environment, enjoying great opportunities to succeed. This will help them throughout their school and educational careers and beyond.”
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