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Kingsway Infant School by Ofsted inspectors
A Watford school has been rated "good" in a recent Ofsted inspection.
Inspectors from the non-ministerial governmental department visited Kingsway Infant School in North Approach at the end of September.
This latest rating is a marked improvement on the school’s last score by Ofsted in June 2010, which ranked the school as satisfactory.
According to the report, inspectors found children make good progress in Early Years Foundation Stage, there is good support for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, pupils are safe and well-behaved, and that the monitoring of teaching and learning and the management teachers’ performance are effective.
The report further highlights that teaching for years one and two is effective, and that senior leaders and governors are focused on improving pupils’ achievements.
Despite the positive praise, there are some criticisms which prevented the school from being rated outstanding. The report stated a small pocket of less effective teaching remains to be addressed. It also found insufficient priority is given to the quality and presentation of pupils’ written work.
It also stated there is a lack of rigour in the recording and analysis of information relating to some aspects of pupils’ behaviour and personal development.