Good Ofsted rating for Rainworth school

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A primary school is deemed to be maintaining its standards after picking up a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors.

Python Hill in Rainworth was given the mark across all areas, including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The school was given less than a day’s notice for the visit, for which the inspectors observed lessons, looked at the pupils’ work books, and meeting with teachers over a two-day period.

The inspectors noted that pupils make good progress, and have a good attitude to learning, that teaching is consistently good, and that the headteacher is ‘highly committed and passionate that pupils are given the best chance to succeed’.

The school was also praised for its ‘excellent’ use of its primary sport funding to give the pupils chance to participate in sport and develop healthy lifestyles.

Headteacher Rob Burns said: “We are delighted with this result, really pleased, it reflects the hard work and the effort from all the staff and pupils on the site.

“There has been some significant improvements since the last inspection, and we know we have an ongoing commitment that the kids get the best entitlement possible.”

To have a chance of reaching a level of ‘outstanding’, the inspectors outlined a series of goals including teachers having more opportunities to learn from each other.