This is a GOOD school!

 

OFSTED GoodEarlier this month the school was visited by the OFSTED inspection team and the school was deemed to be Good in all areas.

The staff and Governors are thrilled with the result and feel that it is just rewards for all of the hard work and effort that has been put in over the last two years.

The report celebrates the fantastic achievements of all the staff and children in making our school the brilliant place we have all known it is.

The OFSTED inspector clearly recognised the progress that has been made in all areas to take the school from Requires Improvement (on the 2012 OFSTED schedule) to Good on the now raised expectations of the 2014 schedule.

It is important to point out that in several areas the OFSTED inspector felt that the school only need make very minor improvements to reach the next level (Outstanding) and this is something that, as a staff and school community, we are very determined to do.

The report clearly highlights the drive of the staff and Governors to further improve the school; the progress children make; the fantastic work of our teaching assistants and the behaviour of the pupils.

What is reassuring is that the elements identified to take our school to outstanding are already being addressed. Pupil’s achievement in maths is, and has been for the past 12 months, our focus in school and the interventions in place are already beginning to bear fruits. I have no doubt that, with all the efforts being made, this objective will be achieved soon. Furthermore, we were able to justify to the inspector that the number of children that would be attaining the higher levels in the end of Key Stage tests will be greater this year and in subsequent years due to the fantastic teaching and support our higher attaining pupils receive.

It just remains for me to say a great big thank you to all who have been involved with the school over the past two years. The journey to ‘Good’ has not always been smooth but as a school community everyone has given their all and I cannot praise the staff and children enough for their effort and commitment.