Roydon Primary finishes the year with ‘Good’ news

Roydon Primary School celebrate their Ofsted rating, pictured with headteacher Sarah Bradford, and Chair of Governors, Nigel Huddlestone. ANL-150722-095820001

Roydon Primary School celebrate their Ofsted rating, pictured with headteacher Sarah Bradford, and Chair of Governors, Nigel Huddlestone. ANL-150722-095820001

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Roydon Primary School has finished the year on a high note after Ofsted judged the facility to be ‘Good’.

The school had previously been inspected in June 2013, where it was judged to require improvement.

The inspection, carried last month, found the school to be ‘good’ in all five areas.

Headteacher Sarah Bradford said: “We know we are a good school, so we were delighted to have the opportunity to show that to the inspectors. Their judgement is testament to the absolute commitment of staff and governors to aim high and be relentless in ensuring that teaching is good so that learning is good.”

“Effective” leadership by the headteacher was praised in the report, while pupils were found to work hard and are well behaved.

Going forward, Ofsted said in order for the school to achieve ‘outstanding’ status, communication should be improved between the school and parents, while more opportunities should be given to pupils to develop their reasoning skills.

Mrs Bradford added: “Of course, any school is devastated to be judged to ‘Require Improvement’, when everyone works so hard and puts in so much effort. However, it gave us an opportunity to reflect on our practice and pull out all the stops to make sure that we are providing a ‘Good’ education for all our children.

We have also benefited from some effective support from the Local Authority.”