Burley St Matthias Primary is a good school that is still improving. That’s the message from Ofsted inspectors following a recent visit to the school.
Inspectors visited the Burley Road school last month and rated is as ‘good’ in all areas, labelling it: “…a school community with a real family feel.” They said:
“The co-headteachers provide strong and effective leadership. Senior leaders and the learning support mentor work closely with them. Together, they know the school well. They are driving it forward.”
There was praise for children get off to a good start in reception, and acknowledgement that by year one the children soon become fluent readers. The report adds:
“Leaders have carefully planned and organised the curriculum. Pupils learn the necessary knowledge and skills in the right order. Some plans, including English, mathematics, computing and French, are well established.”
In terms of areas of improvement, the report says: “Teachers do not always check pupils’ learning carefully enough. In many subjects, other than mathematics and English, it is not always clear what teachers want the most able pupils to achieve at the end of each year. These pupils sometimes find their work too easy. “
The school’s personal, social and health education programme was praised as being ‘very effective’.
Read the report in full here.