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School wins itself praise.

A PRIMARY school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Their report described Mortimer Primary School, in Mortimer Road, South Shields, as a good school with some outstanding features.

Teachers were commended for their high-quality teaching and their focus on personal development. The inspection also found the behaviour of the children to be excellent.

Lead inspector Margaret Shepherd said: "Achievement is good because teaching is effective and leads to pupils leaving school with standards that are significantly above average.

"The school sets a high priority on personal development, which is out-standing.

"The headteacher has a clear vision for the school and works well with senior leaders. Leadership and management are good. Staff with management responsibilities work well as a team, enabling pupils to move happily between the different key stages."

Support staff were also credited for working well with teachers in ensuring pupils with learning difficulties made good progress.

Jeremy Cripps, chairman of governors, said: "The governors would like to congratulate the staff and pupils for such an excellent report.

"It recognises that children achieve very well academically, having outstanding opportunities for personal development, and are very well-prepared for the next stage of their education."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 10, 2008
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