Whitecote Primary School continues to be a ‘good’ school, Ofsted inspectors have said.
The school, off Wellington Grove, in Bramley recently received an inspection visit from Ofsted.
Inspectors praised the school – but have some concerns that standards may be declining. The report acknowledges efforts to improve pupils’ behaviour. It says:
“Behaviour is now improving in some classes. Leaders have planned training for all staff to ensure that behaviour continues to improve.
“An attendance team ensures that all pupils are supported and rewarded to attend school. Attendance is improving as a result of this.”
Leaders recognise that they need to improve the teaching of early reading and the way mathematics is taught at the school. They have also started to review the curriculum for subjects other than English and mathematics
The report praises leaders, who have recently begun to promote the new Whitecote values to inspire, nurture and challenge. There is also praise for pupils’ development and safeguarding.