HUMSHAUGH First School is celebrating after being rated as ‘good’ by a recent Ofsted inspection.

Speaking this week, headteacher Jude Long said she was delighted with the outcome after the pre-Christmas inspection.

She said: “The inspector was highly complimentary of the parent and pupils’ feedback.

“It’s great to see we’ve got support from everyone including the local community. We’re all thoroughly delighted and glad to see all of our hard work has paid off.”

The inspection report praised Mrs Long for creating “a safe and caring environment where pupils love to learn.”

It continued: “As headteacher, you provide determined, dedicated and astute leadership and this is reflected in the views of staff, children and parents. Everyone is proud of their village school and proud of what you have created – a lively, stimulating learning environment where everyone’s view is valued.”

The report added that at the end of key stage one in 2018, school results were higher than the national averages in reading, writing and mathematics.

The inspector also provided advice on what to improve. He said: “Strategies to improve the teaching of writing continue to be implemented so that a greater percentage of pupils achieve a higher standard.

“A universal handwriting scheme is developed to ensure a consistent approach to the presentation of written work.”