Rothwell Junior School rated good in all areas

Rothwell Junior School has been rated good in all areas
Rothwell Junior School has been rated good in all areas

Staff, pupils and governors say they are proud to have been rated as good in every area of their school.

Inspectors from Ofsted visited Rothwell Junior School in May and rated them as a good school.

The children, staff, governors and everyone connected with the school is rightly very proud to have secured this judgement

Headteacher Lee Hurling

They secured good grades in each of the four inspection areas of leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils.

Headteacher Lee Hurling said: “The children, staff, governors and everyone connected with the school is rightly very proud to have secured this judgement.”

Inspectors said pupils of different abilities and backgrounds make good progress because they are taught well and are strongly motivated to succeed, teachers provide interesting and challenging work that encourages pupils to think deeply, and pupils read and write well because they have lots of opportunities to use and improve these skills in English lessons and other subjects.

Positive relationships, among pupils and with the adults, were highlighted as a strength of the school, which inspectors said helps pupils to achieve well.

The report also said: “The school is improving because leaders and governors keep a close check on teaching and pupils’ learning and welfare.

“They have created a climate where staff can improve their skills and pupils can learn in a safe and secure atmosphere.”

It also said pupils behave well in and out of lessons and are polite and courteous.

While the school has been rated as good, the school was given three areas in which it could work on in a bid to become an outstanding school.

Ofsted said pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, make slower progress in maths than they do in reading and writing, because they have too few opportunities to use and improve their mathematical skills when working in other subjects, a few pupils are persistently absent and pupils’ work in other subjects is not always as neat as it is in English and maths.

The school has 371 pupils aged between seven and 11.

The full report is available on the Ofsted website or by going to the school’s website at www.rothwelljuniors.net.