Rustington Secures Good OFSTED Rating Under New Framework
Ofsted Report – Rustington is a Good School
Following our Ofsted inspection in September we have been judged as a good school. Rustington was one of the first schools in the country to be graded as good under the new inspection framework.
The key points of the Ofsted report noted that our pupils are happy and confident. They respect each other and the adults who help them to learn. Pupils have very positive relationships with teachers and staff and enjoy coming to school. Several spoke to the inspector about their teachers always being there for them.
During the inspection there was specific focus on the good quality of teaching of Reading, Maths and PE. Reference was also made to how pupils learnt and remembered mathematical knowledge and skills very well stating: “From the very start of school, children begin to learn numbers and shapes. Teachers use information they collect about pupils' mathematical understanding wisely. They plan learning that helps pupils accurately use their mathematics skills and knowledge. Pupils rarely fall behind in their mathematics learning. They told the inspector about the ‘star challenges’ they attempt in lessons. They are keen to take on these extra difficult questions. Teachers are very well trained and supported to teach mathematics.”
The report also acknowledged Schoolsworks, our multi-academy trust, noting that the Trust, “provide suitable support and challenge to school leaders. Trustees have the knowledge and skills to support the school’s continued improvement”.
We are all absolutely delighted with the report. We have a highly dedicated and skilled staff who are all committed to giving all our children the best possible start to life. Everyone works very hard to ensure Rustington Community Primary gives every child a broad and balanced curriculum with extensive opportunities to excel in a wide range of subjects.
The full report is available here.