Ofsted: ‘Brimsdown is a happy and caring school’

Jan 16, 2020 | News, Ofsted | 0 comments

Congratulations to Brimsdown Primary School on its fantastic Ofsted report published this month, which praises the “happy and caring school”.

Inspectors felt that there was enough evidence to suggest the school could be judged Outstanding if they carried out a full inspection now and will return to do this within the next couple of years. Brimsdown is currently graded Good.

The report stated: “Pupils like coming to school. They enjoy learning and say lessons are fun. Pupils want to do their best and take pride in their work. Parents, carers and staff agree that pupils are happy and safe at school. Pupils confirmed this too. Everyone looks out for each other as part of a team.”

The school was also praised for the quality of teaching, positive behaviour and achievement of its pupils, and the wide variety of extra opportunities available to them. The report highlighted the use of our Fast Feedback marking policy, as well as the introduction of a wellbeing committee to consider and monitor the workload of staff.

You can read the full report on the Ofsted website here.

Dani Lang, Headteacher at Brimsdown, says: “We are delighted with the report, which recognises that we have created a happy, nurturing and ambitious learning environment and that pupils, staff and parents all take pride in being part of the school. We are looking forward to welcoming Ofsted back soon to carry out a section 5 inspection.”  

How Ofsted reports work

When a school has previously been judged as Good, Ofsted usually returns around once every four years to carry out a shorter inspection, known as a section 8 inspection. It does not give graded judgements after this visit.

However, if Ofsted finds evidence that the school could now be better than Good – as is the case with Brimsdown – or that standards could be declining, the next inspection will be a longer, section 5 inspection. This is usually within one to two years.