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Tugby C of E Primary is a 'GOOD' school

Pupils and staff at Tugby C of E Primary School, near Leicester, have been praised by Ofsted after receiving a ‘GOOD’ grading from the education watchdog.


Following a recent visit to the village primary school, in the opening statement of their report inspectors commented that: “Pupils are happy and relationships throughout this school are strong ...Leaders have high expectations of pupils. Pupils, staff and parents work in harmony to enable pupils to achieve well.”


During the inspection, Tugby C of E Primary, which is part of the Diocese of Leicester Academies Trust (DLAT), was rated ‘GOOD’ across the breadth of categories including: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes of pupils, personal development and leadership and management of the school.

As part of their evaluations, inspectors remarked that: “The school’s ‘character programme’ helps pupils to become well-rounded citizens. Pupils are respectful and friendly towards each other, staff and visitors…. Pupils behave well. They know how to learn and take pride in doing so.”


The report continued: “Pupils achieve well because leaders have developed an effective curriculum…Staff know the pupils well. They understand individuals’ needs, particularly those who need extra support. Teachers make sure that the curriculum is accessible to these pupils.”


Mr Paul Wiggin, Headteacher of Tugby C of E Primary School, said: “I am incredibly proud of the staff and pupils at our wonderful school. Through their hard work and commitment, this is a community where we love to learn. I am delighted that Ofsted have recognised this.  


“One of the most stand out parts of the report for me was the inspector recalling a pupil saying, ‘how easy it is to talk to any of the staff and feel that they are listened to.’ This really is the most rewarding part of my role, knowing that our pupils feel happy and well cared for.”


Within their report, the inspection team go on to praise the approach to reading at Tugby C of E Primary, stating that: “Reading is a priority at this school…Pupils read books that focus on the sounds they are learning. This helps them to become confident and fluent readers…Pupils told us they enjoy reading and borrowing books from the new library. They explained how reading ‘lets your imagination run wild’.


They added that: “Pupils’ personal development is a high priority for the school… Pupils learn about different cultures and religions…[they]take on various leadership roles. They may become librarians, eco-warriors, house leaders and student council representatives.”


Speaking of the support provided by DLAT, inspectors also reported that: “The academy trust provides the school with effective leadership and support. It offers opportunities for staff to share ideas and improve their practice.”


Russell Andrews, CEO of DLAT, said: “Congratulations to the whole team at Tugby C of E Primary School for their recent ‘GOOD’ grading. From the leadership team, governors and teachers to all of the pupils, parents and the wider community, this is a great testament to the improvement journey this school has been on in recent years.


“I have been particularly pleased to see how, through working collaboratively with other schools within our Trust, the school has built a strong learning community where everyone can flourish and succeed.”