Burlington Junior School receives positive Ofsted report following remote monitoring inspection

Burlington Junior School has received a positive Ofsted report regarding the education provided to pupils during the Covid-19 pandemic following a remote monitoring inspection.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 2:05 pm
Leaders at Burlington Junior School ‘are taking effective action’. Photo submitted

Taking into account the impact of Covid-19 – Ofsted found leaders and those responsible for governance at the school were ‘taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances’.

The school received an additional, remote monitoring inspection by Ofsted in January 2021 after a most recent rating of ‘requires improvement’ in January 2018.

The report added: “Leaders are taking effective action to make sure all pupils are receiving education in the current circumstances.

“The headteacher and senior leaders have developed a remote learning package. Leaders have provided teachers and teaching assistants with the relevant training. Staff are now more confident to provide education in this way.

“Governors are checking that leaders are taking appropriate action to ensure that pupils are receiving an education. They are mindful of leaders’ workload, especially during the current circumstances.

“School leaders value the support and challenge provided by their school improvement partner. Training from the local authority on remote learning has helped develop leaders’ expertise.”

Alison Beckett, headteacher at the school, said: “All of our staff worked diligently to become proficient in providing education to all of our children, both in school and at home.

“We are very aware of how difficult this year has been for our pupils and their families that were at home and we feel the children and their parents did an amazing job.

“We are very proud of their efforts to make such a challenging time work as well as it could.”

“Both staff and pupils have worked hard since the previous inspection to make improvements and will continue to drive Burlington Junior School in the right direction.”

Ofsted continued to carry out inspections remotely during the lockdown period with the focus being on how schools were providing education to all the children during the latest lockdown.