Brigg schools are ‘good’

Brigg news EMN-140810-083954001
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After a 2013 Ofsted inspection, which told the school it required improvement, Sir John Nelthorpe in Brigg has now been graded as ‘good.’

The ‘good’ standard was recognised in the achievement of pupils, behaviour and safety, leadership and management and in the quality of teaching.

The report said student behaviour was “sensible and considerate around the site” and they show “a real desire in lessons and respect the staff’s efforts to help them to achieve well.”

Inspectors also commented upon good relationships between students and staff, which created a positive environment for learning.

Robert Biglands arrived as the new headteacher in September and the latest inspection was carried out in his first term at the school.

However, one area in which the school should look to improve was in the sixth form, where student achievement needed to receive increased challenges by the teachers.

Brigg Primary School also received a ‘good’ grading by Ofsted who visited in December.

All five categories were graded as ‘good’, with the head and deputy head said to be providing “strong and effective leadership that was leading to rising standards.”

“Relationships are very good in this happy school. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted strongly,” said the inspection report.