Ofsted inspectors give '˜good' ratingto Berwick Middle

Berwick Middle School has been given a '˜good' rating by Ofsted inspectors.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 21 December, 2017, 06:46
Derryth Hope at Berwick Middle School

The results of an inspection by Government inspector Darren Stewart were published this week.

It was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be good in October 2013.

‘This school continues to be good,’ said Mr Stewart. ‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

‘The school has a very friendly and hard-working environment and pupils are taught very well across a range of different subjects.

‘Teaching continues to improve and there is a strong, tangible ethos of learning in classrooms. Pupils’ attitudes to their learning are exemplary, and they show enthusiasm and engagement in all they do.’

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However, the inspector calls for more pupils to achieve a higher standard in reading, writing and maths by the end of key stages 2 and 3.

Derryth Hope, who is leaving this week, said: “This Ofsted report is terrific news for the whole school community.

“It reflects the progress made since the previous inspection and describes the solidly good practice that is embedded across all areas of the school. All staff have worked very hard and I know they will continue to do so.

“I am particularly pleased about the very positive comments made about our pupils; they are a credit to the school and the local community.”

She added: “I am confident the school will continue to go from strength to strength.”