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School celebrating after education watchdog inspection
8:50am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
A REDDITCH school is celebrating after education watchdog Ofsted upgraded its rating to ‘good’.
Following an inspection in 2011 Feckenham CofE First School’s overall effectiveness was rated as ‘satisfactory’ - now known as ‘requires improvement’.
Ofsted announced the scrapping of a satisfactory judgement in 2012 to tackle the problem of coasting schools.
This time however, inspectors ranked the quality of teaching, the achievement of pupils and the level of management at the school as ‘good’ while the behaviour of pupils was classed as ‘outstanding.’
The report stated that headteacher Jeannette Little was an effective leader who led school improvements following the previous inspection.
The report also praised the work of managers and the governing body and said pupils’ attitudes and behaviour are excellent and they feel safe in the school.
It added that it is not yet an ‘outstanding’ school because staff are not involved enough in improving standards in their subjects and tracking pupils’ progress in certain areas could be better.
Jeannette Little said the school is extremely proud of its pupils.
“Everyone has worked hard to secure this grading,” she said.
“The greatest change has been our approach to the curriculum and looking very closely at the immediate needs of our pupils. As a result the quality of teaching has risen significantly.”
She added: “We are looking forward to achieving even greater successes and with our wonderful school community behind us we will have a great time doing so.”