Wroughton Infant School praised by Ofsted inspectors who give school a good rating

By Ben Fitzgerald - 7 November 2019


Ofsted inspectors have given Wroughton Infant School a glowing report - rating it good in all five key categories when they visited on 2-3 October.

Inspectors rated the school on the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.

The school’s previous inspection, in 2008, gave the school an Outstanding rating.

Pupils and staff told inspectors that they were ‘proud to belong’, and that expectations for everyone are high.

Leadership was praised by inspectors who observed: “The new executive headteacher is supported strongly by the headteacher. Together, they have gained the trust of staff. These leaders make a united team. They work with integrity and a determination to improve the school further. They create a secure, respectful place to work. Staff enjoy their jobs. High-quality professional development, alongside frequent feedback and advice from leaders, supports them well.”

Safeguarding within the school was singled out for praise by inspectors who said: “Children learn during lessons and in assemblies about how to keep themselves safe both while online and more generally. Training is in place for all staff and kept at a high profile through frequent discussion.”

And curriculum leaders were said to be: “Enthusiastic and ambitious. They want teachers to have the support and resources they need to teach well.”

To build on their success, inspectors said the school should focus on:

  • Developing the roles of the curriculum leaders so that they consistently check that strategies support pupils well, especially for those who need to catch up, particularly in reading.

  • Continuing to develop the culture of reading by clarifying the reading curriculum so that pupils experience a wide range of high-quality books across the school.

  • Ensuring that outcomes, attendance and aspirations for disadvantaged pupils continue to improve so that more of these pupils are better prepared for their next steps.

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