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Parent Letter 5th November

Dear All 

The big news from this week, apart from the fantastic return to school by all the children, is the publication of the report from the recent Ofsted inspection.  You will all be receiving a copy of the report this week.   Although, the staff are obviously disappointed that the headline is that we are still deemed to require improvement, there are a great deal of positives in the report to suggest that the school is on a trajectory of improvement.  Although the new partnership with Orchards Junior had only been in place for two weeks at that point, the work over the summer and the first two weeks could clearly be seen to be having a positive effect.  

Key elements to be proud of are:

  • The children feel safe and secure
  • Pupils are happy and are kind to each other 
  • Reading and maths are well sequenced and taught 
  • Early years provision is good
  • Pupils of all ages love books

The areas for improvement had already been identified in our whole school review over the Summer before the inspection and form part of our School Improvement Plan for the next year. Key points for action are:

1. To develop the curriculum in the foundation subjects so there is coherence in the planning and delivery to help all learners improve

2. To continue with the positive development of improving behaviour consistently across the school

3. To increase the opportunities in personal development provision building high cultural capital for all children 

So, all in all, we have a clear road map for the future and I am extremely excited to be part of the team that will bring about these positive improvements.  Your confidence in us is much appreciated and it warmed my heart to see that parents and children want to be part of this journey too.    Strap in for an exciting mission to the stars! 

Best wishes                                                                                                                            Dr. Jones