Friday, March 24, 2023

St Joseph Primary praised by Ofsted.

OFSTED have sung the praises of St Joseph’s Primary school in Stanford-le-Hope.

There have been a few troubled years at the Scratton Road school but the recent inspection highlights that they are on the right track.

The report states:

gt;St Joseph’s has improved rapidly since the monitoring visit of January 2015. In particular, writing standards are higher and the quality of teaching has improved through more rigorous checks.

 The governing body is effective. A review of its work has brought about beneficial changes, and guidance is provided by an improvement board.

 The leadership structure is much more effective, particularly how phase leaders draw on the expertise and ideas of all staff to provide consistently good-quality teaching and learning.

 Specialist teaching, such as in mathematics, enhances pupils’ learning.

 Pupils overall make good progress in their academic and personal development. They are well prepared for the next stage in their learning.

 The interesting and innovative curriculum stimulates pupils’ curiosity and thirst for learning.

Teaching assistants are effective, particularly when supporting pupils who have special educational needs or disability.

 Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school and is at the heart of everything the school does.

 The vast majority of pupils behave well in and around the school.

 Pupils’ attitudes to learning are very positive. They want to achieve and show good learning habits in school. They cooperate and collaborate well.

 Pupils say they feel safe and happy at school, and staff care for them well.

 Early years provision is a strength of the school. These children settle quickly, demonstrate a love of learning and make good progress.

 Parents support the school and make a strong contribution to their children’s learning.


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