Ofsted's letter to pupils

11th March 2005 at 00:00
Inspection report: Ladybarn primary, Withington, Manchester October 20-21, 2004

Dear Ladybarn primary school,

Thank you for letting us come and visit your school. We enjoyed watching you learn. We liked talking to you about your work, speaking to your teachers and coming into your assembly.

What we liked most about your school:

* You welcomed us warmly and greeted us with a friendly smile

* You are all very kind and polite to each other in the classroom and when you are playing outside

* You work very hard for your teachers and they do their best to help you learn

* Your headteacher runs the school very well. She listens to what you all think could make it better and works hard to make the changes happen

* Those of you who find work hard are getting the right sort of help

* The teachers who run your school know what it does well and what it needs to do to get even better

* Your parents and carers are right in thinking you go to a good school What we have asked your school to do now:

* Give you even more exciting work to do in subjects like art, history, geography, and dance

* Make sure that all of you understand the comments your teacher has written in your books and use them to improve your work

* Give harder challenges to those of you who have special talents

Yours sincerely,

The HMI Inspection team

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