Churchfields, the Village School is celebrating a successful report from Ofsted following their inspection of the school on 28th February 2017.

Headteacher, Simon Futcher, explained that both staff and governors at the school, which has bases at both Atworth and Monkton Farleigh, are delighted the inspectors recognised the incredible hard work the school community has engaged in over the previous few years.

“We have secured a good quality of education and care for our pupils whilst ensuring the smooth adoption of new key strategies from central government such as the more demanding National Curriculum, removal and replacement of assessment levels and a new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice to name but a few.”

Among the comments in the report were ‘(The new) curriculum … inspires pupils and helps them to develop a love of learning,’ and ‘Pupils talked excitedly about the opportunities they are given … (and) … value the care and support they receive.’

Elsewhere, the report stated, ‘Pupils are very well behaved. They are polite and well mannered,’ and ‘Pupils’ writing shows significant improvement.’

Mr Futcher added, “It is also heartening to know that both key areas for improvement identified by inspectors are already in the school’s own development plan and are being tackled with rigour.

“I would like to thank all members of the school community for their hard work and support over the previous few years and look forward to working with you all in the future as we enjoy tackling new challenges to ensure we provide the very best education and care for all pupils who attend Churchfields, the Village School.”