In early 2017, our school was graded requires improvement by Ofsted. You can read the report by clicking this link.
Since then, a significant change of leadership - a new Executive Head Teacher and a new Chair of Governors - has been implemented. Southfield Junior School is now in a partnership with Eastrop Infant School. We are working together proactively with external partners to ensure Southfield is graded at least good in our next full inspection.
In the 2017 report, inspectors commented:
The school’s ethos supports good behaviour and encourages pupils to show respect for their teachers and each other. Consequently, the relationships between school leaders, staff and pupils are good.
The physical education and sport premium funding is used well. Its use has been most effective in enabling pupils to swim and swim competitively. Currently, pupils in Years 5 and 6 are the champions of Swindon
and the county of Wiltshire.
Pupils are provided with a good range of extra-curricular activities in which they participate. Many of them, such as the book club, are led by the older pupils who thrive on the responsibility given to them.
Leaders have promoted the fundamental British values effectively. Pupils have articulate discussions on a range of associated topics, such as the power of democracy. They are respectful and responsive in these situations which reflect their potential and sensitivity.
Pupils conduct themselves around the school in an orderly way. They are respectful of each other. Pupils’ understanding of the rewards and sanctions systems that are used to motivate or censure behaviour has had a positive impact on improving conduct in the school.
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