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We can now all be very proud of great school
A SCHOOL in Worcester previously deemed satisfactory is now considered to be good overall.
Staff and pupils at the Fairfield Community Primary School in Carnforth Drive, Brickfields, are celebrating the outcome of their latest Ofsted inspection.
According to the report, children enter the early years foundation stage with skills that are well below those typical for their age and quickly start to make good progress.
They continue to achieve well throughout the school and their attainment is average by the time they leave at the end of year six.
Teaching is deemed to be typically good and there are instances of outstanding teaching.
Inspectors said most pupils behave well and feel safe at school, and teachers manage behaviour effectively.
The report notes that attendance has risen significantly over recent years and is now very close to average.
Headteacher Justin Schiffmann was praised for his leadership. Inspectors said standards are rising and there is a consistent improvement in the progress made by pupils, with leadership having a positive impact on raising the quality of teaching.
Staff, including those in non-teaching roles, were said to work very closely together as a team, supporting the school’s aims and promoting the good improvements made since the last inspection.
In order to improve, the report recommends that high achieving pupils are set more challenging work, further progress needs to be made in standards of writing and teachers need to refer more regularly to pupils’ targets or the next steps they need to take in developing their work when marking their writing in different subjects.
Mr Schiffmann said: “We are delighted with such a positive outcome in our recent inspection. It was wonderful to have the hard work and dedication of everyone associated with the school recognised.
“Brickfields can now proudly boast it has a good school serving its community and the children lucky enough to live there.
“We will continue to improve the school, invest in resources and improve learning and teaching even more over the coming months and years. Well done to all.”