School celebrates new ‘good’ rating

AMBITION, focus on achievement and effort from teachers, parents and children have helped a satisfactory school become good.

Ofsted inspectors have rated Hawthorn Community Primary School in Kettering ‘good’ in all areas, three years after it was rated just ‘satisfactory’.

Headteacher Karena Corkill, who took over just before the last inspection, said: “It’s more ambition for our children and more rigorous monitoring of standards in order for us to move learning forward.”

Miss Corkill said the inspectors noted pupils’ exemplary behaviour, how happy and safe they felt at school and the level of parental support for the children and school.

She said: “The parents are very supportive at helping their children generally with their education but also with the wider community of the school parents association and fundraising side of things.”

The school has held successful information evenings for parents on supporting children’s reading, internet safety and sex education.

Miss Corkill said the school had good teachers who had worked hard for years.

She said: “It’s something the children can celebrate.”