In June 2013 Ofsted said that Rodings was a good school because:
- Attainment of pupils has risen over the past few years and is now above average for reading, writing and mathematics.
- Children join Reception with skills that are broadly at expected levels and they make good progress through the school.
- In 2011 pupils known to be eligible for free school meals made outstanding progress across Key Stage 2 and pupils currently in Year 6 made outstanding progress last year.
- Teachers create a positive climate for learning with lessons that are well structured and matched to pupils’ abilities.
- Since the previous inspection, pupils have become more aware of their targets and have a good understanding of what they need to do to improve their work.
- Staff are committed to the school and very supportive of its aims.
- The school is a happy community where pupils and staff work harmoniously and where behaviour and safety are good.
The school is a model of best practice for its reading programme and younger children have good opportunities to participate in outdoor learning activities through the school's participation in the ‘Forest School’ programme.
The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills well through a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities and through good opportunities for pupils to contribute to school life.
Senior leaders and governors worked successfully to raise attainment in reading for Year 6 pupils in 2012. Pupils now make good progress in reading across almost all year groups and standards of reading in both Key Stage 1 and 2 are above average.
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