A HEADTEACHER in Yate is celebrating after her secondary school was praised by Ofsted inspectors for making huge improvements.

Brimsham Green School has been rated as ‘good’ – the second highest of four rankings – after previously being graded a level below that at ‘requires improvement’.

The school in Broad Gree, Yate, was visited by the education standards organisation in May and was officially given the 'good' rating this month.

“I am so proud of our staff and students for creating the inclusive environment that impressed Ofsted so much,” said Kim Garland, the headteacher.

“The inspectors saw first-hand how students have opportunities to develop their leadership skills as well as to pursue their talents and interests.

“We believe that the ‘climate of mutual trust and respect’ that is highlighted in the report has led to our good academic outcomes across all key stages.

“Students’ behaviour is good, and they described the learning environment as positive and conducive to learning.”

The school had received the ‘requires improvement’ grade in both 2014 and 2016.

Ofsted inspections are broken down into five categories, namely: Effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils and 16 to 19 study programmes.

The school achieved Good in all of these areas.

“The Governors are delighted that Ofsted’s report celebrates our successes,” said the Chair of Governors at the school, Shaun Bailey.

“The good academic results as well as the quality of our personal development, behaviour and welfare.

“Parents and students spoke to Inspectors about how students’ emotional well-being is championed.

“It goes without saying that Governors are really delighted.” The school is not looking to stop there though, with plans being made to continue the improvement.

“Staff and Governors are fully committed to continuing to improve students’ experience at Brimsham,” Ms Garland continued.

“We are completely of the mindset that better never stops, and will forge ahead with existing plans to achieve an Outstanding judgement at our next inspection.”