Village school makes the grade after report

A PRIMARY school is celebrating after receiving a good grade from a government inspector.

Braunston Primary School had not been inspected by Ofsted since 2007 but they were delighted to hear the good news.

Headteacher Sue Rigby said: “We are really pleased with result, it is really positive news for us. All of the staff were pleased with the result because it is a reward for all of the effort they have put into teaching and into lessons.”

The school gained a good report from Ofsted back in 2007 and a monitoring visit carried out last year was still satisfied with the standards. This led to the inspection being deferred till now.

Mrs Rigby added: “In a way, it is even more pleasing for the school to be judged good now because the standards of the inspections has gone up.

“We have had to move forward and progress to carry on having this good grade, so it is very pleasing.”

She was particularly pleased with the report highlighting the moral, spiritual, social and cultural development and that lessons were judged to be interesting for the children.

Mrs Rigby said: “We were very happy with the responses that we had from parents filling in the questionnaire from Ofsted. Normally only 30 per cent respond but we had 70 per cent of parents reply which shows they really care about their children’s education.”

Mrs Rigby also came in for praise in report, describing her leadership as committed.

The report stated: “Braunston provides a good quality of education. Lessons are interesting and the quality of teaching is good. Pupils enjoy school, as shown by their above average attendance and their enthusiastic attitudes to learning.

“Parents and carers are pleased with the school and one, typical of many said, ‘Braunston school has gone well beyond my expectations, my daughter has achieved more than I ever expected. I am very happy with the school and staff.’