- Apply links menu
- Adult learning course list
- Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction
- Allotments list
- Jobs at the Council
- Bus pass
- Library membership
- Carer's assessment
- Council housing services
- Planning applications
- Council tax and business rates
- Property licence
- Disabled parking
- Recycling and waste services
- Free school meals
- School places
- HomeChoice Bristol
- Social services assistance
- Pay links menu
- Report links menu
- My Account links menu
Leadership and behaviour takes school out of special measures
Release date: Fri, 05/10/2012
Good leadership and behaviour takes school out of special measures
An east Bristol primary school and children’s centre has improved enough for Ofsted inspectors to judge that it is no longer ‘inadequate’ in a report published today (Friday 5 October).
Bannerman Road Community School and Children’s Centre impressed inspectors last month with dramatically improved behaviour and leadership. Although it still ‘requires improvement’ overall the school scored ‘good’ findings for both leadership and behaviour.
Bristol no longer has any children’s centres rated as ‘inadequate’.
The school, where a third of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium and three-quarters speak English as an additional language, now needs to improve progress for its youngest children and boost levels of learning in maths.
Cabinet Member for Children and Young People Cllr Clare Campion-Smith said:
"Bannerman Road has been under particular scrutiny and support over the last year. Thanks to strong leadership, an improving team of teachers and support workers and targeted support from the council the school can now look to build on this to raise overall attainment."
Headteacher Paula Shore said:
"I am truly delighted. This means so much to me, my staff and governors and of course the community. We know we are in a strong position to offer the very best that education can bring to the lives of the children and their families well into the future.
"Bannerman is a vibrant setting that frequently thrives on the positive testimonies from the many visitors it enjoys, but the best testimonies are going to be the bright futures that we give to our children and their families."
Notes for Editors
1. The full report is available at www.ofsted.gov.uk.