Delight for school as Ofsted rates it ‘good’

Burrough Green Primary School celebrates a 'good' Ofsted.

Burrough Green Primary School celebrates a 'good' Ofsted.

Staff and pupils at Burrough Green Primary School have plenty to celebrate after achieving a “good” rating from Government inspectors.

It comes ten months after the Bradley Road school was told it “required improvement” by Ofsted - the office for standards in education.

The results of the school’s latest inspection, carried out in November and published this month, showed it was rated “good” for the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership and management, while the behaviour and safety of pupils was “outstanding”.

Headteacher Keith Archer said he was “delighted” with the result.

“This is reward for the hard work that people have been putting in over the last few years. It’s a very happy school at the moment and that is reflected in the report.”

On the “outstanding” rating for the behaviour and safety of pupils, Mr Archer said: “It’s quite justifiable and we are very pleased.”

Lead inspector Nicola Edwards praised pupils for their “exceptionally positive attitude to learning”.

She said standards in English and maths had improved to being above the national average by the end of Key Stage 1 and 2.

She also praised the pupils’ “love of reading from an early age” and their achievements in sports.

Teachers were congratulated for improving their subject knowledge and quality of marking.

To reach the highest rating of “outstanding”, the report said the school needed to show “consistently outstanding” teaching and further improve the effectiveness of leadership and management.




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