Wellingborough school’s Ofsted report success

Park Junior School headteacher David Tebbutt with pupils
Park Junior School headteacher David Tebbutt with pupils

Education inspectors have declared elements of a school outstanding – just 18 months after it only received satisfactory grades.

In March 2011 Ofsted inspectors said Park Junior School in Wellingborough was a satisfactory school.

But in the latest inspection report released this week, the rating has improved to good and outstanding for the behaviour and safety of pupils.

Headteacher David Tebbutt said: “Everything that we have put in place over the past 18 months has been recognised.

“We are delighted for the whole school community; for the staff, parents, governors and the children. They have all worked so hard for such a long time to achieve these grades.

“We are delighted that the progress which has been made at the school has been recognised.”

Inspectors Mike Thompson and Margaret Jones said in their report: “The headteacher has been highly effective in bringing about rapid improvements in teaching and pupils’ learning.

“Teaching is typically good, and is sometimes outstanding.

“Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are keen to learn and clearly know how to keep safe.”