Youngest headteacher in UK sees school dubbed ‘outstanding’ in first Ofsted report

The Herald is reporting that the youngest headteacher in the UK has seen her Plymouth primary school rated as outstanding in its first Ofsted report…

Siobhan Easton, aged 27, said she was delighted by the achievements of Marine Academy Plymouth Primary School, attributing its success to an old-fashioned emphasis on manners and a culture of praising children whenever possible.

Marine Academy Plymouth, in Kings Tamerton, has this week been assessed as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Situated in a deprived part of Plymouth the school was praised by Ofsted for turning below average achievement levels when pupils arrive at the school into above average performance…

Pupils are given free school uniforms with the school funding regular trips to places like the Eden Project and Morwellham Quay to make learning fun. In addition, parents are encouraged to come into the school when they drop children off in the mornings to talk to teachers about their child’s progress, rather than this being confined to parents evenings.

“I think it’s really important for parents to understand and know what their children are learning in school and to feel that they can come into the school and to know that they are welcome. It does develop that community feel,” she said.

Marine Academy Primary had 27 pupils when it opened in 2013, with 106 pupils this academic year and a roll of 170 for the next school year. Eventually, it will have a capacity of 420 pupils with two classes of 30 in every year group…

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Sounds like great work by Siobhan Easton and all her team at Marine Academy Primary (which is part of the all-through Marine Academy).

 

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Comments

  1. Brilliant job.  Another example of how you only have to apply some of the evidence before results improve.
    She has used her Pupil Premium money to employ more staff so they can have small groups to help struggling students catch up.
    She has put an emphasis on behaviour.  This is vital to develop the brain’s self-control circuits which are vital for paying attention to a chosen task.

  2. Brilliant job.  Another example of how you only have to apply some of the evidence before results improve.
    She has used her Pupil Premium money to employ more staff so they can have small groups to help struggling students catch up.
    She has put an emphasis on behaviour.  This is vital to develop the brain’s self-control circuits which are vital for paying attention to a chosen task.

  3. davidpcoleman

    SchoolsImprove only 107 I would hope you could speak to the teachers and not wait for parents evening, lets see when it gets to 420

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