Leeds primary school is looking good to Ofsted

The Brodetsky is praised for 'reinvigorating teachers' and improving engagement with parents


The Brodetsky Primary School in Leeds has maintained its good Ofsted rating following a short routine inspection.

Ofsted found that the school’s leadership had “tackled inconsistencies in the quality of teaching, especially in mathematics. The progress pupils were making declined after the previous inspection, especially in key stage two.”

The success in “reinvigorating teachers” had been reflected in pupils’ progress in reading and writing.

Governors were effective in holding leaders to account. “When they noticed a decline in standards and progress, they reflected on the quality of their own work and made significant changes to their approach and structure.”

Since taking over as head, Susy Jagger had improved engagement with parents “and the majority are very supportive of the school”. However, “a few parents continue to be dissatisfied with the way the school handles their concerns”.

Ofsted reported that “disadvantaged pupils are improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills”. Teachers had improved the level of challenge for the most able pupils. “But as we visited lessons, we noted that teachers’ expectations are still not high enough.”

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