School celebrates good Ofsted rating

Redhill Infant School, Airedale celebrating a good Ofsted report.
Redhill Infant School, Airedale celebrating a good Ofsted report.

Youngsters and staff at Redhill Infant School are celebrating after it achieved a good Ofsted report.

The Castleford school was judged to be good in all areas assessed including achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

Tamara Fellows, headteacher, said: “This report reflects the caring and inclusive ethos of the school and the high quality of education that we aspire to provide for all of our children.

“It also highlights the good progress that all children make during their time at the school.

The report said teachers knew the needs of pupils well and pupils achieve well by the end of year two.

It added: “This is a school that really ‘goes the extra mile’ in support of its pupils.

“Much is done to boost pupil’s self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities.”

The school was assessed as outstanding on its previous inspection in 2009.

Mrs Fellows added: “Ofsted’s framework on inspections has changed so much that getting a good report is still a remarkable achievement and I think the report reflects that.”

The report praised the work of Mrs Fellows and said the school had continued to provide a good quality education during a period with many staffing changes.

It added: “Many pupils make better than expected progress because they enjoy a good level of challenge.

“Teachers use a range of resources, which help pupils develop a good understanding of key mathematical concepts.”

The report said the school had not yet achieved an outstanding rating because some pupils do not do as well in reading and writing as they do in mathematics.

Other areas for improvement included the need to help lower-ability pupils to reach their potential and children’s understanding of letters.