Chipping Sodbury junior school keeps good rating from Ofsted inspectors

March 27 2017

RAYSFIELD Junior School in Chipping Sodbury continues to be rated as good after its latest assessment by Ofsted inspectors.

RAYSFIELD Junior School in Chipping Sodbury continues to be rated as good after its latest assessment by Ofsted inspectors.

A team from the education watchdog said successful leadership had been central to significant improvements and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment had improved rapidly in the past year.

The most able pupils achieved well and reached increasingly high standards, while pupils with special educational needs or disabilities were supported to make good progress.

The needs of disadvantaged pupils were also well catered for so they achieved as well as others nationally from similar starting points.

Lead inspector Sandra Woodman said behaviour was good and pupils had positive attitudes to their learning.

She said: “Typically, they are polite and friendly and enjoy all that the school has to offer.”

The inspectors said most parents were pleased with the education provided but some felt communication by school leaders could be better and the Ofsted report recommended strengthening that aspect of the school’s work.

The school became part of a federation with the neighbouring Raysfield Infant School in September 2015 and share an executive headteacher, Alison Wood, while the junior school’s acting headteacher, Mark Williams, is responsible for day-to-day management.

From September, a new executive head, Louise Lewis, will be in post.