THERE’S good news for Thomas Jolyffe Primary School, in Stratford-upon-Avon, which has improved its Ofsted rating from ‘satisfactory’ to ‘good.’
Ofsted inspectors, who visited the school, said in their report, released in September, that pupils were making good progress in all academic subjects and especially in maths and English.
“Attainment is above national levels in year six with an increasing number of pupils working at Levels 5 and 6 in English and mathematics. Thomas Jolyffe is a family friendly school at the heart of the community,” inspectors said.
The report also makes special mention of the teaching staff at the school and in particular the teaching methods used which it describes as, “increasingly outstanding.”
Ofsted said there was an underlying pride shared by pupils, parents and staff about being part of the school which is safe, welcoming, and a, “warm, trusting relationship underpins pupils’ enjoyment of learning. Everyone is included and respected.”
Delighted with the improved rating, head teacher, Mike Cocker said: “Pupils, staff, parents and governors are celebrating a judgement of ‘good’ after the inspection and this is a great result for the school. I am so pleased that all the consistent hard work we put into making our school a great place to learn has been officially recognised.
“Ofsted commented on the children having great pride in their school and a desire to learn. This is something we see every day and that makes me, in turn, so proud of our school. Combined with our above average attainment and good progress for all pupils, this gives us an excellent springboard to make our school even better.”
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