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Bretforton village school receives glowing report from Ofsted


A primary school in Worcestershire received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted in all areas in its first inspection result.

Inspectors praised the Bretforton Village School for its sense of community, student behavior and support from parents and guardians.

An Ofsted spokesperson said: “Strong and stable leadership has been successful in improving the quality of education across the school.

“Step by step, the leaders developed a common vision for the school, based on clear values.

“They set high expectations for student behavior and conduct.”

“Students enjoy learning and the subjects they study. The curriculum defines the knowledge and skills that students will acquire.”

Inspectors found that although some subjects were more developed than others, leaders were constantly reviewing and revising the school’s curriculum.

Ofsted found that staff thought about how to teach the lessons in the most engaging way and that it was almost always “useful and interesting”.

A spokesperson added: “They adapt instructions and tasks so that students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) succeed and progress.

“Staff show a deep understanding of students with additional needs.

“Similarly, students are considerate and supportive of their peers who need extra help. Classrooms are inclusive places.”

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Ofsted has suggested improvements for the school regarding its curriculum and some subject-specific knowledge.

Kevin Riley, Head of School at Bretforton Village School, said: “Everyone has worked tirelessly over the past few years to improve all aspects of the school, and I am delighted that this is reflected in these good grades for quality of education, behavior and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and our early childhood offering.

“We have proven that we are capable of providing quality education to children in our village and beyond.

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“We are especially pleased that they highlighted the children’s excellent behavior and positive attitudes towards learning, as well as our continued commitment to outdoor education and environmental work.

“As the only school in the region to have won seven Evo Green Flag awards, we believe our efforts in this area have been rightly recognized.

“Going forward, we will continue to refine our curriculum and provide an even wider range of opportunities for our children, as part of Bengworth Multi-academy Trust.”