Top class report for school in inspection

A VILLAGE school is celebrating after being told that it provides good and outstanding education and support to its students.

Guilsborough School has just received the report from an Ofsted inspection carried out in February.

The report grades the school as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ across the board, describing the school as ‘good and improving... with some outstanding features’.

Headteacher Christine Staley said: “I was very proud that the inspectors thought our students ‘delightful’ and that they were so impressed by the quality of their citizenship coursework and the contribution they make to the community.

“Staff and governors at the school are very pleased with the report but feel that the school’s good reputation cannot be maintained by standing still and therefore the school will continue to ‘strive for excellence’ and will take the development points in the report as a key focus for the school development plan.”

The school was judged to be outstanding in categories including how much pupils enjoyed school, the positive contribution made to the community by students, and the school’s partnership work to promote students’ well-being.

Just two pointers were highlighted by the inspectors – that the very best teaching and learning expertise could be shared, and that teachers need to make sure work is being marked consistently across subjects.