Ofsted backs school with eight children
CHILDREN at Staffordshire's smallest school have been praised by inspectors for their outstanding behaviour and good progress in lessons.
An Ofsted report says Flash CE Primary, near Leek, is providing a consistently good standard of education, despite having only eight pupils.
The verdict comes just a year after the school was saved from closure.
It is now part of a federation with nearby St Bartholomew's CE Primary, in Longnor, and this arrangement is having a 'strong impact' on life at both rural schools.
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Inspector Doris Bell said youngsters now feel part of both schools and appreciate the opportunity to learn alongside others. They also benefit from shared staff expertise, with specialist teaching in music, PE and science.
Flash pupils told Ofsted they felt "everyone is friendly and helpful", with a strong family-like atmosphere at school. They concentrate well, have excellent attitudes, and "are ambitious in their desire to do well".
This is matched by the high expectations of staff, who have an "intimate knowledge" of each pupil's needs and so pitch their work at the right level.
Youngsters also throw themselves wholeheartedly into topic work, which includes lots of practical activities, such as bingo games to improve their maths skills and sessions with Peak Park rangers.
The report rates teaching, leadership and management as good across the board. And it highlights how executive headteacher Sue Evans is providing a "clear direction" in her new role overseeing both schools.