Ofsted visited us at the beginning of March 2016. We are delighted to tell you that they judged our school to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an outcome that we are all exceptionally proud of, and is testament to the immense hard work, dedication, skills and support of our exceptional team of staff, governors, families and, above all, our pupils.
Here are a few extracts from the report that have us glowing with pride:
‘The Executive Headteacher and Head of School are unrelenting in their determination to continuously improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. The scale of their success is shown in the outstanding achievement of pupils and the highly motivated and skilled staff team.’
‘Teaching is outstanding. All teaching staff have high expectations that all pupils should succeed. Teachers ensure that pupils thoroughly enjoy learning.’
‘Pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is considerably better than the national averages.’
‘Pupils’ behaviour is commendable. They have extremely positive attitudes to school life and have resilient attitudes to learning in lessons.’
‘Pupils are incredibly proud of their school, their own and each other’s achievements.’
‘The Early Years provision is outstanding. Children make an excellent start and exceptional progress.’
‘Parents are overwhelmingly appreciative of the quality of education provided for their children.’
‘A unified and motivated staff team contribute to the school’s purposeful and orderly atmosphere. All adults lead by personal example, demonstrating the school’s ‘BUILD’ values in all their work. This fosters highly positive and supportive relationships throughout the school.’
We would like to thank you all for your overwhelmingly positive responses on Parent View and to those of you who spoke to inspectors during their visit.We are also immensely grateful and proud of our staff, who continually work so hard to ensure the outstanding outcomes that we get for your children.
Finally, we must mention again our children. Ofsted commented on their exceptional behaviour and the enormous respect they display for each other. Our children spoke enthusiastically to the inspectors and were really keen to show them their work and all the things that they are so proud of about our school. They are a credit to you all!
Thank you again to our staff, governors, families and our amazing pupils for helping make Towers Infant School a truly outstanding school.