Teamwork helps Ofsted score

Head teacher Anna Upton celebrates with pupils of the school.
Head teacher Anna Upton celebrates with pupils of the school.

The headteacher of Chaucer Junior School has said its improved Ofsted score from satisfactory to good is down to teamwork.

Inspectors said in its latest report that teaching was good and at times outstanding, teachers planned interesting activities, pupils’ behaviour was good and progress was measured accurately.

“As it says in the report there is a strong commitment from the leadership team,” said headteacher Anna Upton.

“Our ‘we’re all in this together attitude’ has been key in our success . We’ve improved the quality of our teaching and the learning.”

Areas which have been highlighted for improvement included ensuring marking gave guidance on how to improve and providing more opportunities to apply maths in other subjects.

Mrs Upton added: “There are things that we are continuing to work on improving and this will be achieved through the school’s continued self-improvement programme.”