HIGH expectations of achievement and teachers’ accountability for pupil attainment are among the qualities that make Oliver Tomkins a good school, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Following an inspection last month the education watchdog praised the work of school leaders, the consistently high quality of teaching and the positive role models provided to children.

Inspectors said: “The headteacher communicates high expectations and is determined to take the school forward.

“Leaders, teachers and teaching assistants are a good, collaborative team. The impact is seen in pupils’ positive behaviour, and good teaching and assessment which ensure pupils’ successful learning “The curriculum gives teachers the flexibility to make learning exciting and varied.

“Teachers are held to account for their performance. Salary increases are dependent on pupils’ progress.

“Professional development is linked to school improvement and newly qualified teachers are supported well.

Relationships are strong. Adults are excellent role models for pupils.

“Parents, pupils and staff are exceptionally positive about all aspects of the school.“ Headteacher Rhian Cockwell, said: “We are extremely pleased with how much they have praised the consistently good teaching and the quality of the relationships between the parents and the teachers as well as the children and the teachers.

“Our teachers are on a rotating programme of coaching and mentoring to help them continue to improve towards outstanding and continue to improve and refine their skills in order to make teaching outstanding across the school.”

Inspectors highlighted only a handful of improvements the school must make in order to become outstanding, including checking teaching of the subjects, and ensuring children are sufficiently challenged.

To view the report Visit reports.ofsted gov.uk/inspection- reports/find-inspection- report/provider/ELS/126443.