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The headteacher of Thomas Gainsborough School has spoken of his pride after Ofsted inspectors paid a glowing tribute to the “exemplary” behaviour of pupils.

In what was the first inspection since the school changed its name in 2013, Ofsted highlighted TGS’ “highly aspirational vision” and rated the school ‘Good’ with an ‘Outstanding’ for personal development, behaviour and welfare.

A primary school is celebrating after going from special measures to ‘Good’ in the eyes of Ofsted inspectors in just three years.

Coupals Primary Academy in Haverhill was judged to be ‘Good’ in all gradings following the recent inspection.

The standard of teaching and pupil behaviour both came in for praise while headteacher David Maguire was described as “instrumental” in the school’s improvement.

The start of a new school year is often about bedding new students in or slowly starting to gear up to coursework and examinations. 

At Samuel Ward Academy Trust, we were presented with three Ofsted inspections in our schools within the first 11 days of the new term.

A Haverhill primary school has outlined a rapid action plan – based around strong and positive leadership - after a recent Ofsted inspection deemed it ‘requires improvement’.
Measures to further improve education at Burton End Primary Academy have been installed since September as well as greater communication with parents.

An experienced educationalist has described becoming the new headteacher of Samuel Ward Academy as a “real privilege”.
Mark Neild has been appointed at the high-performing Haverhill school after spending the last two years as Director of Secondary Education at the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.