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School praised by Ofsted

Cotmanhay junior school rebranded for the new year. Headteacher Simon Robinson with pupils Bailey Grainger, Kantrell Williams, Sam Fretwell, Kelsey isherwood and Josh Meakin.

Cotmanhay junior school rebranded for the new year. Headteacher Simon Robinson with pupils Bailey Grainger, Kantrell Williams, Sam Fretwell, Kelsey isherwood and Josh Meakin.

Ofsted inspectors have praised Cotmanhay Junior School after a recent inspection.

Inspectors were at the Beauvale Drive school at the start of December.

Their report rated the school as ‘requires improvement,’ which, due to the higher standards set by the new Ofsted framework, was an improvement on their previous report which graded the school as ‘satisfactory.’

Headteacher Simon Robinson said: “We are very pleased Ofsted have identified that recent improvements are beginning to have a positive impact on teaching and achievement.

“However we acknowledge that this is simply a step in our journey towards being an outstanding school and improvements are still ongoing.”

Positive comments made in the inspectors’ report included praise for Mr Robinson who they said has ‘improved behaviour.’

Attendance is improving as are general standards.

Teachers were said to ‘know their pupils well and manage their behaviour effectively.’

The report also noted that ‘pupils are now entering year six with higher levels in reading, writing and maths and are better placed to achieve higher results at the end of year six.’

Mr Robinson added: “We remain passionate about rapidly improving the school for the benefit of the children in our care and the whole community and we are looking forward to making further progress.”

 

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