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#1 ThreeDaysGrace

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

...has been taken out of special measures, with immediate effect :)

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:38 AM

That's excellent news. Was any reason given?

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:31 AM

They just had a full OFSTED inspection, and they reported it "is providing a suitable education for all pupils, as befits a mainstream primary school"

Brilliant news!

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:17 PM

They just had a full OFSTED inspection, and they reported it "is providing a suitable education for all pupils, as befits a mainstream primary school"

Brilliant news!



I am so pleased for you. It also shows the value of visiting a school and meeting the head rather than just taking what you hear as you had already done. Clearly the head is doing a good job.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 03:57 PM

I'm really pleased to read this.

I hope that this reflects a change in the inspection process that recognises the specialist work the school has done, rather than the school abandoning said work in order to get a good report.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:27 PM

So am I. Well done to everyone associated with the school.

Is this breaking news though? I can't see anything on the Ofsted site yet.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:06 PM

The inspection was only done this week. Letters went out to parents yesterday, and a special assembly this morning.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:38 AM

...has been taken out of special measures, with immediate effect :)

Well done to all concerned. Here are some details: Examiner article.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:38 PM

I was talking to a Bell Lane governor last night who's planning a version of the Amersham Martyrs Walk for Y5-Y6 children at the school and he was very cheerful about the school's progress, thanks to the teaching team that has emerged.

Insiders tend to be partisan but this individual has been a guv'nor in many schools, and has no particular axe to grind.