Ofsted’s Chief Inspector visits Murrayfield

Ofsted chooses Murrayfield for national launch

We’re thrilled that Ofsted, the body that inspects standards in English schools, selected Murrayfield as the place to film for the national launch its annual report. Ofsted’s chief inspector Amanda Spielman spent the afternoon at the school, accompanied by a BBC film crew. She chatted with pupils and staff and listened to some of the children reading.

Ofsted chose Murrayfield because of the dramatic transformation the school has undergone since it was taken over by Paradigm Trust in 2017.

Amanda Spielman said that Murrayfield was a lovely school and that its progress had been highlighted by her inspectors. “It was great to be able to see the children at work and reading so well. I was also pleased to see such a well-thought-through curriculum in action and the staff pulling together and having that shared vision of what they can achieve.” Murrayfield principal Neil Winn and the staff were thrilled that the school had been chosen. Neil said: “In the three years since Paradigm Trust took over the management of Murrayfield, we’ve made huge progress. The entire mood of the school is different now. Pupils are much more focused on learning and our parents have given us lots of support. There’s a still a way to go, but we can be proud of what we achieved.”

Last updated January 27, 2020