Chesterfield headteacher 'incredibly proud' after school's 'good' Ofsted report

The headteacher of a Chesterfield school says he is ‘incredibly proud’ of pupils and staff after being rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 10:57 am
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 11:40 am

Inspectors published a report on Brimington Junior School this week and said it ‘continues to be a good school’.

The report says pupils enjoy attending the Springvale Road school and ‘feel well cared for and safe’.

Headteacher Nick Newberry said: “We are all incredibly proud to have received such a fantastic Ofsted report which truly reflects the culture and values of Brimington Junior School.

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Brimington Junior School has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted.

“The new Ofsted Inspection Framework has really enabled us to showcase the fantastic school development work that we have engaged in over the last four years.

“The real focus has been developing the 'whole child' using a variety of nurture strategies, PSHE programs, mental health support and by providing an exciting creative curriculum

where the children thrive. This approach has also resulted in our KS2 results being above the national averages for the last two years.”

Ofsted inspectors visited the school, which has 305 children on its books aged seven to 11, on November 27-28 last year.

In her report, lead inspector Joanne Sanchez-Thompson said: “Pupils achieve well at this school, particularly in reading. Parents and carers are very happy with the school.

“They value the high expectations that staff have of pupils. One said, ‘My daughter goes to school with a massive smile on her face’.”

The report also praises the school for its effective safeguarding and says pupils ‘know who to talk to if they have any concerns’.

To improve further, Ofsted says the school needs to get better at planning the curiculum for pupils.

Mr Newberry added: “Our school motto is 'Go Further', our children and staff are certainly doing that.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff who work tirelessly to provide a stimulating and exciting school experience.”

Read the full report here on the Ofsted website.