Hard work pays off for Tynings
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
THE Tynings School is officially good once again!
Ofsted inspectors who visited the school this spring praised standards in all areas.
“This is now a good and improving school,” they reported.
The Tynings, in Eastleigh Close, Staple Hill, was rated good in 2009 but dipped to “requires improvement” in 2013 after a difficult couple of years involving staff maternity, illness and bereavement.
Head teacher Ashley Yates said every single member of the 320-pupil school’s team had played a part in securing the latest overall judgement of good.
“There is so much to be proud of in this report,” he said. “We are very pleased with the recognition that we are providing a good learning experience and that children feel safe and happy and have a desire to succeed.
“Mums, dads and carers have been very positive and supportive of all we do here, and we are very grateful. We are never complacent about the school and are always looking on how to improve further.
“The report lays out two clear areas for us to improve: continuing to provide the right difficulty of work and to make sure our very good practice in English and Maths is spread across all other curriculum subjects.”
The inspectors rated the school as good for quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, early years provision, leadership and management and behaviour and safety. They said early years provision was a strength of the school.
The Ofsted team praised the vibrant curriculum, which engaged pupils and gave them a wide range of experiences. Inspectors also noted the children’s love of reading.
“The school leaders and governors’ ethos of high aspirations for all has been embraced by the staff and pupils,” the report said.
The inspectors were also impressed with the positive attitude and good behaviour of the children,
“Pupils have good social skills…and are keen to help each other. They are considerate and treat each other with respect,” the report said.
“Discrimination is not tolerated and all pupils are given equal opportunity to succeed.”
Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those from disadvantaged backgrounds were all said to make good progress at the school.