School celebrates Ofsted inspection result
PUBLISHED: 19:00 16 April 2015
A PRIMARY school in Worle which required improvement has made 'rapid progress' and has now been rated as good by education watchdog Ofsted.
Worle Village Primary School was told it needed to improve its leadership and management, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils when it was inspected in April 2013.
But Ofsted inspectors revisited the school in February and their report has just been published, revealing the school has improved to become good in all areas.
The school’s headteacher Susan Elliot said: “We are really proud and are having a double celebration as we have been recognised as a good school by Ofsted with outstanding safety and e-safety and we have been awarded a 360 award.”
The 360 award is part of a scheme which recognises good practice in online safety. The school had to closely examine its e-safety policy to get the award.
Mrs Elliot said: “The school has made rapid and sustained progress due to the hard work of the staff, parents and pupils and the whole community. We are over subscribed next year as we continue on our journey to be the school of choice in Worle and even Weston.
“Another outstanding feature in the report was the improvements in the teaching, so that all groups of pupils achieve well.
“We are pleased we were recognised for the support for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
The inspector’s report says: “The school leadership, supported by a new governing body, has successfully and rapidly improved the school since the previous inspection.
“Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve.
“Although not yet achieving outstanding outcomes, the headteacher and other members of the recently reconstituted senior leadership team have improved the school significantly since the previous inspection.
“The quality of teaching has improved. The good and occasionally outstanding teaching results in good progress.
“The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding.”