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Update from Headteacher

Dear parents and carers

This week a newsletter should have been sent home at the beginning of the week but this has not yet been written due to our Ofsted inspection this week.

When a school is inspected, an admin phone call comes through to the school in the morning (in our case at approximately 10.30am on Monday morning) and then a 90 minute call is scheduled for later that day with the lead inspector and the senior leadership team to agree the themes of the inspection and set the timetable for the first day. The inspection team are then in school for the following two days from 8am. In our case Tuesday and Wednesday.

We are not able to share any details about the inspection until the final report is published. I hope to receive the draft report in the next few weeks and then once that is checked for factual accuracy the final report is published. The process may take 4-6 weeks.

It is the busy and challenging weeks like this week that remind me just how privileged I am to spend my days doing what I do, working with fantastic people and amazing children every day. I might be incredibly tired (we all are, children included!) but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

There are so many people who I need to say thank you to:

  • Thank you to all parents and carers who either completed the online Ofsted survey and/or spoke to inspectors this week.
  • Thank you to the staff for continuing to do such a fabulous job and continue to show how much they care about our school and everyone in it.
  • Thank you to the children for just being them... I have been told that they willingly spoke to our visitors, offered hi-fives and one pupil asked one inspector if he worked for the government and if he knew the Prime Minister! They were a real credit to us and to you.

If you have contacted the school this week and you are waiting for us to get back to you please bear with us, we are working our way back through emails and phone call logs now and will be into next week.

Thank you for your continued support,

Kind regards

Mrs Lodge and the team

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