A major college which ‘looks like a household the place everybody cares’ continues to be good.
Audley Junior Faculty, on Queen’s Park Street, Blackburn, was visited in September when Ofsted inspectors deemed that the varsity had remained good.
Within the report, printed on November 10, the varsity was praised for having ‘thoughtful and respectful pupils’, kids who ‘sit up for studying’, and a broad vary of actions for youngsters to take pleasure in.
The report reads: “Pupils are proud to be a part of this college. They take the varsity’s values of rising and studying collectively to coronary heart.
“They take to each other with one another and revel in their studying.
“Pupils behave very properly in classes and across the college. They stated that their college is sort of a household the place everybody cares for everybody else. Pupils really feel completely happy and protected.
“Pupils are extremely thoughtful and respectful of one another. They view employees as trusted adults.
“Pupils stated that each one employees are very fast to resolve any difficulties, together with any incidents of bullying.
“Pupils reply properly to leaders’ excessive expectations of behaviour and tutorial achievement.
“They sit up for their studying. Pupils work laborious to develop their data and abilities.
“They’re concerned with their classes. Pupils worth the chance to be taught and develop their data in numerous topics. This helps them to attain properly.
“Pupils benefit from the many occasions, performances and competitions that they participate in.
“There are alternatives to go to different faculties and settings. These assist pupils to develop their pursuits and skills. Additionally they enrich pupils’ private improvement.”
The report does nonetheless spotlight an enchancment which may very well be made to the curriculum.
Inspectors stated that leaders designed an formidable curriculum and that in most topics, leaders have thought of the important thing data and the order it ought to be taught.
They are saying nonetheless that ‘in just a few topics, leaders’ fascinated by what pupils should be taught is much less properly developed’.
The report stated: “At occasions, there’s an excessive amount of content material within the curriculum. This doesn’t permit sufficient time for pupils to recap and consolidate studying earlier than they transfer on to a brand new idea.
“This slows down pupils’ progress.”
Inspectors stated that the varsity has a ‘sturdy tradition of safeguarding’.