School celebrates ‘good’ standards

Headteacher Sue Rigby with pupils marking World Book Day at Braunston Primary School
Headteacher Sue Rigby with pupils marking World Book Day at Braunston Primary School

A village primary school is celebrating a good grade from Ofsted after the latest visit from government inspectors.

Braunston Primary School were pleased with the mark which equals the verdict given by the educational body after their last visit in 2011.

Headteacher Sue Rigby said: “We are really pleased that the report marks the hard work that’s been put in by all of the teachers and teaching assistants.

“The report comes across as having a real team spirit.”

She said the solid working foundations among the staff were one of the factors behind the verdict.

Mrs Rigby said: “I think the children make real progress because of the hard work put in by the staff.

“It was very nice that Ofsted recognised that in their report.”

She also praised the set up around the school for raising standards.

She said: “All the parents responded to the questionnaire put out by Ofsted and are pleased by the outcome.

“I give particular praise to the governors of the school who take a very keen interest in everything that goes on and helps to raise standards.”

“We hope to be outstanding at the next inspection.”

Ofsted were full of praise for the school when it published the report at the end of last month.

It stated: “Leaders have worked very effectively to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ subsequent achievement, particularly in Key Stage 2. Both are now consistently good.

“Teaching is particularly strong in the Reception year and Year 1. It gives pupils a really firm base for future learning.

“Better teaching in older classes over the last year means that pupils are now building much more effectively on this good start.”