Pupils impress as inspectors award Keynsham infant school a 'good' rating

Published on: 05 Dec 2014

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A Keynsham school is celebrating a great result from its latest Ofsted inspection, earning a “good” rating across the board.

Chandag Infant School was visited by inspectors from the education watchdog in October, when they observed lessons, attended an assembly and met staff, pupils, school leaders, governors and parents.

Pupils impressed the visitors with their behaviour and the report said they were keen to learn and enjoyed coming to school.

The youngsters benefit from a good start in Reception, said the inspectors, which is then built upon in Key Stage 1, resulting in above average attainment in reading, writing and maths by the end of Year 2.

Teaching was good across the school, said the inspectors, who added: “Teachers plan lessons well for the range of abilities in their class to ensure that all pupils make progress.”

Governors had been instrumental in helping to strengthen practices at the school, said the report and head teacher Annie Smart, who joined the school at the start of 2014, had worked successfully to improve performance and put in place plans to develop the school.

Ms Smart said: “I am delighted that Ofsted have recognised that we are a good school. This overwhelmingly positive report is a testament to the fabulous teamwork and dedication of our excellent staff and governors.

“We have wonderful children and extremely supportive parents who make a huge contribution to the life of the school.

“I would like to thank everyone who plays their part in ensuring that Chandag Infant School is a great place to learn and grow.”

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