Moving on up: Junior school is rated ‘good’

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Broughton Junior School recently enjoyed a day of celebrations after being rated as a ‘good’ school by education body Ofsted.

Aylesbury Mayor Ranjula Takodra presented the school with a certificate in special recognition of their achivements.

Headteacher Paul Stephens said: “We have always considered that our children’s education is much broader than simply the measure of tests.

“The positive affirmation of inspectors places a seal of approval on all the work that has been done by all members of the school community over a number of years.

“Perhaps the most pleasing outcome of the inspection report is the confirmation of how far we have already come on the ‘road to outstanding’.”

It marks an improvement for the school since their last inspection, which was rated ‘satisfactory’, in 2011.

Among the reasons for the good rating was that ‘teachers make lessons interesting and engaging and as a result pupils have good attitudes to learning’.

It did add, though, that the school could not yet be considered outstanding as ‘in some lessons pupils who show they can do the work are not always moved on quickly to harder things. This can slow their progress’.