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I am delighted to report that the overall effectiveness of Kennet Valley Primary School was again graded ‘good’ following a visit by Ofsted inspectors in November 2019.  Under a new inspection framework, introduced in September 2019, the school was judged to be good in all of the five areas:

  • The quality of education;
  • Behaviour and Attitudes;
  • Personal development;
  • Leadership and management;
  • Early Years Provision.

Firstly and foremostly, the report states that ‘pupils are happy and enjoy learning’. The inspectors recognised that teachers have ‘high expectations of pupils’ within ‘an ambitious curriculum’ that is ‘planned systematically’ and provides the ‘right balance of support and challenge for all’. Frequent references to our school curriculum and the knowledge and skills the children are acquiring is testament to the work the teaching team have done to ensure our curriculum in all subjects is broad and deepens pupils’ knowledge.

There is praise for our pupils and for what they can do in their phonics, reading, writing and maths as well as their excellent concentration in lessons, ability to work together and their resilience. Inspectors noted that ‘relationships between staff and pupils are very strong.’  This comment in particular reflects our ambitions articulated in the School Vision.

Please take time to read the full report in the link below.

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