Ofsted Comments September 2013:
- Pupils have a great pride in their school and they have a great desire to learn.
- Parents and carers have great confidence in the care that the school provides and pupils agree that they feel happy and safe in school. A parent or carer described Thomas Jolyffe as ‘a family friendly school at the heart of the community’.
- Pupils show clear values of respect and tolerance of others. This is because these aspects are central to the school’s values and are well supported by the school’s motto of ‘to be the best we can be’.
Ofsted - Summary of Key Findings
Inspection Date: 12-13 September 2013
This is a good school
- Attainment is above national levels in Year 6, with an increasing number of pupils working at Levels 5 and 6 in English and mathematics.
- Most pupils, including those who are more-able, are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their different starting points.
- Pupils benefit from teaching which is typically good, with an increasing proportion that is outstanding.
- Staff, parents, carers and pupils share a strong belief in the values of their school. They are proud to be part of it.
- Pupils’ behaviour is good, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel extremely safe in school and are nurtured well.
- The leadership team has managed the school successfully during a period of transition, ensuring that standards and teaching have continued to improve, and is strongly supported by a knowledgeable and highly effective governing body.
- Pupils have many memorable learning opportunities, including a wide variety of visits, performances and visitors to the school, which contribute strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.