Ramsey Junior School are celebrating after a recent Ofsted report which took them out of special measures and judged them as good in all four categories.

The school was inspected by Ofsted in September this year after being put into special measures following an inspection in July 2013.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been supporting the school in its drive to make improvements and bring itself out of special measures.

Inspectors took the school two places to good "“ which means it is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils' needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.

The report judged the school as good in the four categories of leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching and achievement of pupils.

The inspection highlighted in the report:

"¢ A team of determined and capable leaders and governors has secured dramatic improvements in each key aspect of the school's work. All teachers are committed to raising standards further.
"¢ Leaders responsible for subjects have ensured pupils complete work that interests them and helps them to move forward. Most pupils enjoy learning, work hard and want to do well.
"¢ Pupils' conduct around school is good. Pupils enjoy good working relationships with their peers and with staff, who keep them safe and secure.
"¢ Teaching has improved dramatically and is now good, because leaders have ensured that clear, and high, expectations are met. Good support for teachers helps all to increase the impact of their work on pupils' progress.
"¢ Throughout the school most pupils are making good, and sometimes exceptional, progress as they work to catch up, or to meet their challenging targets.
"¢ Leaders' well-designed changes to the curriculum are ensuring the development of pupils' knowledge.

To reach the highest level of outstanding the inspectors suggested:

"¢ Despite strong recent progress, the legacy of underachievement has resulted in some older pupils still being behind where they could be, particularly in writing and mathematics.
"¢ Teachers do not always respond quickly or effectively enough when pupils get stuck or need to move on to more demanding work
"¢ A minority of pupils do not try as hard as they might to reach their challenging targets. Some do not always know how they can improve their work.
"¢ Pupils' understanding and appreciation of different cultures, and of Britain's democratic parliamentary system, are not good enough

Patsy Peres, Executive Head teacher, said: "We are delighted that the latest Ofsted report reflects the hard work that staff, governors and the pupils have put in to moving the school out of special measures. It is also very pleasing to see we have jumped over the category of adequate and into good. We will now continue to drive forward the improvement of Ramsey Junior School and aim for outstanding."

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