Lincolnshire: Primary schools show much improvement

The annual Ofsted report shows significant improvements in primary performance in Lincolnshire with the county top of the class compared to eight other regional neighbours.
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The report shows that 81 per cent of primary schools and 78 per cent of secondary schools in Lincolnshire are good or outstanding, placing the county top in the region for primary and fourth for secondary.

Nationally, Lincolnshire is in the top 60 of all 150 local authorities for primary and in the top 63 for secondary.·

The report said key factors in improvements have been a strong focus on quality teaching and learning and the strength of leadership in Lincolnshire schools.

Councillor Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, said that while the council was pleased with the improvements, it was ‘ambitious’ to see all schools rated as good or outstanding.

“This is a key priority for everyone working in education across the county,” she said.

“We know how hard our children, young people, staff and governors work, and the support that is given by parents and carers.”

“We want to make sure that all our children and young people have the best possible experiences in school generally and in every lesson, in every school, in every area of the county,” she added.