Report is good news for school

Pupils, staff and governors at Seaton Sluice Middle School were smiling after the Ofsted report for the school was published.
Pupils, staff and governors at Seaton Sluice Middle School were smiling after the Ofsted report for the school was published.

There were plenty of positives for a Northumberland school in a recently published report.

Following its short inspection, Ofsted has revealed that Seaton Sluice Middle School (SSMS) has maintained its Good rating since the previous inspection in 2013.

Teaching quality, improving pupils’ outcomes and behaviour were among the aspects to be praised.

The report also stated: ‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

‘You have provided strong and steadfast leadership, which has driven the development of the school.’

Seaton Valley Federation executive headteacher John Barnes said: “I’m delighted with Ofsted’s view of SSMS.

“What the inspectors experienced on their visit is what goes on every day in the school – pupils and staff working as hard as they can to be as successful as possible.”

Steph Lindley, head of the Seaton Sluice school, said: “It is great to see that Ofsted has recognised the calm, nurturing, welcoming environment here at SSMS.

“The school is a fantastic place to learn and the vast majority of children make good or better progress.”

Susan Dungworth, Seaton Valley Federation chairman of governors, said: “It is fantastic that the Ofsted inspectors have recognised what a good school SSMS is, not only for academic achievement and progress, but also for caring for and keeping safe all our pupils.

“This judgement is a credit to the young people and their families, as well as the staff.”