05 Jun It’s official; OFSTED says that Stamford Hill Primary School is a GOOD school
Letter from Bridget Methuen, our Chair of Governors (link to OFSTED report below)
This is particularly pleasing as it is even more difficult to be judged to be Good than it was in 2014, when we were last inspected.
I know that you will be given copies of the report but I thought you might like some of the highlights.
- Pupils are well mannered and say that “everyone looks after each other.” One pupil told the Inspector that “teachers are always happy to help you learn and get better.”
- Safeguarding is given a high priority across the school. Pupils are taught how to keep themselves and others safe. Pupils told the Inspector that they felt well cared for and know who to talk to if they have any concerns. They also told her about how Road Safety assemblies help them to learn about the dangers on the roads and that they are also taught about internet safety, which they apply both in school and at home.
- Pupil Progress – Maths is a particular strength with pupils making above average progress. In 2017, Y6 pupils made broadly average progress in reading and writing and new initiatives in reading are starting to have an impact.
There are, of course, some next steps which the Inspector has picked out and the school will be working hard to address these before Ofsted returns in eighteen months time. By then we are in high hopes of being Outstanding.
However, the persistent low attendance of some pupils was of particular concern to the inspector. This is a major factor as to how the school is judged and I would ask you to ensure that all children are in school on time every day possible. The school will be taking rigorous steps to ensure our attendance figures go up but it really is up to you to ensure that learning is not missed and your child is able to make outstanding progress.
I would like to place on record my thanks to all the staff for their hard work that brought about such a pleasing result, but in particular to Miss Rehana, Miss Sam and Miss Wendy who have been doing a sterling job over the last few terms.
I would also like to extend our thanks to, Julie D’Abreu, Headteacher of Devonshire Hill School. Julie, as you know, is continuing to support our school and members of her staff came over and to offer very welcome practical and moral support during the inspection. The partnership with Devonshire Hill is a huge boon to the school.
I hope to be able to meet you at some of the school events later on in the term.
Bridget Methuen (Chair of Governors)
Please click the link below to view the full report: