Dear Parents and carers,
As some of you will know we had a visit just before Christmas from Ofsted. The report was recently released (and is on our website here) and we are writing to share the news that our school has been judged as a good school, with many strengths and improvements having been maintained and built upon since the last report in 2012. We are really pleased that the progress the school has made since my appointment in 2011 have been fully recognised.
Some key points highlighted in the report are:
-Improvements in that way that we have taught maths and writing over the past three years – which have lead to our progress doubling the National Average last summer at the end of key stage 2. The % of children attaining the higher levels in reading, writing and mathematics combined was approximately twice the national average.
-The calm and purposeful feeling of the school and the relentless focus on getting the best for your children.
-Our rich and exciting curriculum – wow days, entrepreneur opportunities and exciting trips and visits and the extent to which the children have a say in and direct their own learning.
As with any report there are some things that we need to continue to work on, and we are looking forward to challenging ourselves further and continuing to ensure we provide the best for your children. The main area for improvement is around attendance of pupils where we have had made clear to us that anything other than strong improvement is not an option.
I am also writing to let you know that as a part of our success, and a re-structure of our academy chain sponsor E-ACT, I will no longer be Greenfield’s Executive Principal. I have a new job title of Regional Director for Education for the South West and although I will still be largely based on site at Greenfield, I will have less direct contact with the community as our academy chain grows.
I am confident that the academy is improving at a strong rate and has the team in place to ensure this continues in the future.
A copy of our Ofsted report can be found on our website and also on Miss Richardson’s blog. If you have any questions about our report and or would like to talk to one of us then please don’t hesitate to catch us in the playground – or find us at the coffee morning on Wednesday 27th in the art studio,
Mr S Luke
Regional Director of Education