Care and kindness shine through at Langer Primary Academy
A Felixstowe primary school is celebrating after three key areas of their education was labelled as ‘Outstanding’ in an Ofsted report.
Personal development, early years provision and leadership and management at Langer Primary Academy all achieved the top grade following the inspection.
The school, in Langer Road, also received high praise for the quality of education and behaviour and attitudes and received an overall ‘Good’ grading – two years after it was deemed ‘Inadequate’ by the watchdog.
Toni Kittle, headteacher at the school, said the “significant and sustained” improvements were the result of a huge team effort.
She explained: “We are very proud of the report and the fact academic outcomes at Langer have continued to rise and are now comfortably above the national picture in many areas.
“Every child at our school is included, supported and encouraged to do their very best. Our team work tirelessly and have a belief in what is possible for every child.
“I feel privileged to work within such a supportive community – including staff, parents, volunteers, governors and Unity Schools Partnership.
“I am delighted that our parents and their children can feel proud about attending Langer Primary Academy.”
An ambitious curriculum, matched by the high priority given to reading, were complemented following the two-day inspection at the end of September.
“Pupils are proud of their school, and they achieve well,” the report said. “They know that adults want the very best for them, and they feel safe knowing there is always someone keeping an eye out for them.
“Help is at hand whenever they need it, whether with their learning or in the playground. Care and kindness shine through.”
Early years provision at Langer came in for particular praise with inspectors noting: “The youngest children in the early years receive a high-quality education. They are well supported and guided in their first year in school.
“Children quickly learn to respect their classroom, playground and one another. Their time in the early years helps them to lay down firm foundations on which to build as they move through the school.”
Inspectors also highlighted how pupils celebrated diversity, which increased their understanding of both their community and the world around them, and that they benefited from “high-quality opportunities” to broaden their experiences.
They concluded: “The school provides effective support for teachers and keeps a close eye on their workload. Staff are united in their approach to provide the best education they can for pupils.”