Top marks for Yate school from Ofsted inspectors

March 29 2015

A RICH curriculum, high attainment and effective leadership have led to an overall good rating for Broadway Infant School in Yate.

A RICH curriculum, high attainment and effective leadership have led to an overall good rating for Broadway Infant School in Yate.
Education inspectors also ranked the school good in the five key areas of teaching quality, the behaviour and safety of pupils, achievement of children, early years provision and leadership and management.
Inspector Dale Burr, who visited the school from watchdog Ofsted, said senior leaders shared high expectations and made sure all staff were focused on continuously improving achievement for all pupils.
He said pupils achieved well and made good progress, with attainment above the national average by the end of year two in reading, writing and maths.
The curriculum, built around pupils’ curiosity and interests, provided “many memorable learning experiences” and pupils enjoyed going to school. As a result, attendance was high and continued to improve.
Mr Burr said head teacher, Sue Tanner, who will be retiring in the summer, was highly regarded by the local authority. She and her deputy had worked closely to ensure the school was a safe, happy and fun place to learn.
His report said teachers and support staff were dedicated, sharing the same aspirations for academic excellence, and it highlighted how “very good use” was made of the primary school sports funding.
Mr Burr said: “The PE leader has successfully increased pupils’ participation in competitive sport and introduced new activities, such as tag rugby. Pupils said they enjoyed the extra activities, especially the after-school sports clubs.”