CALSTOCK and Stoke Climsland federation have been Ofsteded twice in six months. Stoke Climsland Primary School was rated ‘good’ in its most recent Ofsted inspection, June 6 to 7, its sister school Calstock Community Primary school having been judged to be good in January.

Acting headteacher, Sian Vaughan, was delighted with the outcomes of both inspections. She said: “Both schools are wonderful places, where each and every child is valued and nurtured and everyone pulls together — and I know that everyone will continue that commitment to do their very best for the children.”

Ms Vaughan will bid an emotional farewell as she retires at the end of the summer term following a two-year tenure as acting headteacher of the federation and a total of 17 years at Stoke as a class teacher and acting headteacher.

Mr Ben Towe takes over as executive headteacher of the federation from September. Ms Vaughan said she was really pleased with the appointment.

“I cannot think of anyone better to lead these two very special schools. I know that Mr Towe will not only improve standards in maths and English even further, but will ensure that the children continue to have a varied diet of academic study, music, sport and practical activities to ignite their interest, develop their life skills and broaden their horizons.”