Pupils and staff at a Cheadle school have been celebrating gaining a ‘good’ Government report. Bishop Rawle CE Primary School has been awarded a ‘Good’ judgement from schools’ inspectors Ofsted during their most recent visit – marking a notable improvement in all areas.
Pupils and staff at a Cheadle school have been celebrating gaining a ‘good’ Government report.
Bishop Rawle CE Primary School has been awarded a ‘Good’ judgement from schools’ inspectors Ofsted during their most recent visit – marking a notable improvement in all areas.
In addition to inspecting the quality of the education provided by Bishop Rawle on Royal Walk, inspectors also gathered the thoughts of pupils, staff and parents during the two-day visit and concluded that the school is ‘Good’ in all areas.
A spokesman at the school said: “The judgement marks a real improvement from the previous inspection in 2015, when the school was classed as ‘Inadequate.’
“The first step of this process was the joining of the local-based Multi-Academy Trust, The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF).”
The Ofsted report author noted many positives, and stated that, “Bishop Rawle Church of England Primary School is a warm and welcoming place. Pupils love school. They say that they are happy and feel safe.”
They continued: “All leaders and staff have a clear vision for the school. They want pupils to achieve the best that they can. Leaders have created a purposeful environment where pupils are keen to learn.”
Some members of the Bishop Rawle School Council shared their thoughts on their school:
Amelia, aged seven, said: “This is a brilliant school. We had some visitors in school and they said we are Good.”
Sophie, aged ten, said: “The teachers make us feel comfortable and safe. We always have someone to talk to.”
Six-year-old Olivia said: “We are all well behaved in our school.”
Emmett, aged five, said: “We care about people.”
While 11-year-old William said: “Playtimes are fun because we have equipment to play with.”
School Leader, Averil Kirk, who took up the post in 2019, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Ofsted were able to see all the hard work which has gone into the school on its journey over the past few years and thanks go to all of the staff – past and present – who have played a part in this.
“We also offer huge thanks to the parents/carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, siblings, friends and wider family members for the role which they have played. Of course, we also thank the amazing children whom we are honoured to have in the Bishop Rawle CE family – they bring such joy to their school and deserve such a positive judgement.”
Chair of TMPF’s Trust Board, Nick Chesters, said: “We are delighted with Ofsted’s judgement.
“Within The Moorlands Primary Federation, we enjoy working together and supporting one another across the family of schools.
“We have staff who, although based in one of the schools, have roles which allow them to share their expertise across five different sites; and to support colleagues and therefore benefit the children and enhance learning.
“Our whole Trust are very proud of the team, the parents, the carers and, of course, the children.”
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Principal of The Moorlands Primary Federation, Jared Eccles, added: “We are so proud to see all of the hard work over a number of years from the team within the school, and also across TMPF – including our Trustees – being recognised in this way.
“The school is a happy place, and has shown real care for its family, especially during the challenges of the last few years.
“The team have worked tirelessly to provide a wonderful environment for the children and we are thrilled that Ofsted have seen the bubbly, positive, friendly school which we enjoy seeing every day.
“For the staff and children to proudly say that their school is ‘Good’ means a great deal to us and we know that it will continue to go from strength-to-strength over the years ahead.”
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