Ofsted says infants are still getting a ‘good’ education at school despite it losing its ‘oustanding’ title

Jan Tyson, Turnfurlong Infant School Headteacher
Jan Tyson, Turnfurlong Infant School Headteacher

Turnfurlong Infant School is still a ‘good’ place to send your child but has been downgraded from its previous ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.

A report by the watchdog read: “Teaching is good, teachers know the pupils well and give them work to do which is interesting and which is usually just hard enough for most pupils.

“The headteacher and senior leaders have made sure that the quality of teaching is at least good. They give teachers a clear indication of what they need to do for teaching to be even better.

“This has led to an improvement in achievement across the school.”

But the inspectors also said that improvements could be made, including telling youngsters what they need to do to improve, giving pupils opportunities to improve their work and not giving the most able pupils work that is too easy for them.

Three inspectors visited 22 lessons or parts of lessons, taught by 14 teachers as well as sessions led by teaching assistants and sports coaches. School leaders also observed alongside inspectors.

As part of the inspection Ofsted also met with school governors, looked at minutes from meetings and reviewed the school’s plans for future spending in supporting specific pupils or more generally for learning.