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OFSTED “GOOD” JULY 2018

wholeschoolNORTHGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GREAT YARMOUTH

OFSTED “GOOD” JULY 2018 and

NURTURE QUALITY MARK FOR THE 4TH SUCCESSIVE TIME - THE ONLY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY TO HAVE ACHIEVED THIS

We are celebrating with a day of storytelling with John Harris and a band concert by The Austin Beats.

NURTURE: We were visited in May by an Assessor looking at our Nurture provision in the two Nurture groups and across the school. Findings included: the standard of care within the nurture group continues to be extremely good; children feel safe and secure; the children are encouraged to develop a good range of social and personal skills; it was a privilege to observe staff modelling a positive regard for each other, as well as the children, which encouraged the relationship between the staff and children to flourish.

The conclusion was that the school fulfils the criteria for achieving the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for another three years.

We are the only school in the country to have achieved reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive time.

OFSTED: A team of three inspectors came on day one, two on the second day. They spent time in classrooms, spoke to groups of staff and children and governors, listened to children read, looked at the work in their books and spoke to parents on the playground.

The outcome of the visit is that we are a good school in every area.

Comments included: pastoral care and nurture are strengths of the school; children are enthusiastic learners with high aspirations; everyone works cohesively to meet the needs of all pupils; the wealth of expertise of all staff enables pupils to settle, thrive and make good progress; the curriculum develops pupils to be good and caring citizens; disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are supported well to make good progress; there is a strong safeguarding culture where pupils’ well-being is a priority; pupils show a love of learning; pupils are lively and sociable; early years is well led and managed.

The report has many comments about how well pupils learn and make good progress over time, mentioning how well mathematics and phonics skills are taught and praising the broad and balanced curriculum, effectiveness of enrichment to deepen learning and clear progression across year groups.

There were several comments about how positive our parents and governors are and how confident they are that we are exciting and inspiring children.

We are very pleased that our tireless commitment to offering a fully inclusive and relevant education delivered in an atmosphere of support and nurture has been recognised in this report. We thank everyone in school who contributed and especially to our loyal, caring and enthusiastic staff and our children.

We are committed to doing the best for our children, you are why we are here!

Mrs Lindsay Hanger

Head Teacher