RELENTLESS and 'inspirational' leadership has seen a junior school triumph in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

Standards had started to fall at Calcot Junior School since the last visit, but the school achieved an overall 'Good' rating thanks to the efforts of executive head teacher Florence Rostron.

The education watchdog gave a strong review across all areas of the December visit and reserved high praise for the management and friendly environment enjoyed by all children.

The report reads: "Since coming to the school, the inspirational head teacher has worked with urgency to improve teaching and develop a broad and interesting curriculum.

"She has been ably supported by a skilful deputy head teacher [Nicola Bate] to implement many successful strategies across a short timescale.

"Following the previous inspection, standards at the school began to decline. Since the current headteacher’s appointment, she has led the school with relentless determination.

"Her ambition for every child to do well means that standards are now rising rapidly in reading, writing and mathematics.

"Pupils enjoy coming to this friendly school and are positive about learning. The school nurtures pupils well. Pupils say they feel safe in school and have trusting relationships with the adults who work with them."

A large number of staffing changes had created turbulence at Calcot Junior, with head, deputy head and chair of governors appointed since Ofsted's last inspection.

The Curtis Road school cares for 276 children and retained the 'Good' rating from the last visit in May 2013.

The head teacher added: "Inspectors recognised that the school’s leaders and governors share the aspiration for every child to achieve excellence.

"Pupils want to achieve, they work hard in lessons and strive to meet challenging targets.

"The school’s curriculum is lively and interesting, pupils enjoy memorable experiences that make the different subjects come alive.

"There are now plenty of opportunities to participate in high calibre music, art, physical education and sport.

"Pupils love singing and enjoy working with local musicians and artists. In class, pupils show impeccable behaviour, they work well together and show great levels of respect to their teachers."