A Result to be Proud Of... Hanbury Celebrates Ofsted Outcome

5th February 2019

Hanbury C of E First School Headteacher, Andy Payne has expressed his pride at the school's latest Ofsted Report.  The findings complement the school's latest pupil assessment results which are all above the national average. 

HM Inspector visited in January and found there was a "close-knit and cohesive team" at Hanbury First School. 

The report rates the school as continuing to be a Good School, and that it continues to deliver a good quality of education.  The document - now available to read by clicking here - praises staff and children alike.  

Mr Payne hopes that the children can feel proud too, as the report says; "Pupil’s behaviour is exemplary. They are polite and their enthusiasm shines out". 

Hanbury's Christian Values were highlighted as embedded throughout the school, teaching a strong acceptance and tolerance of people from different cultures and religions. 

Staff were also happy that Ofsted recognised its commitment to safeguarding and to supporting all pupils with additional needs.   

The views of parents who completed the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire substantiate the findings of the report, with the vast majority greatly valuing the care the staff have towards the children.  This is summed up in one response; "The school is like a family." 

The findings complement the school's latest pupil assessment results which are all above the national average.  Results from 2017-18 show just how much the pupils at Hanbury achieve.  The percentage of children reaching their age-related expectations is above the national average at all key points.  This includes the Year 1 phonics assessment, which saw a pass rate of over 90%. 

Chair of Governors, Jenny Bottril was delighted to hear what the Inspector had to say: 

"The Governors are very proud of all the excellent achievements of the children and staff and we are very pleased these have been recognised and celebrated in the "Good" Ofsted report." 

Mr Payne expressed his gratitude to all who contribute to the success of the school.  Every pupil and member of staff have been given a badge, on which are quotes from the report, which he hopes will encourage everyone to take the time to read it in full. 

"The staff, governors and children are very proud of the contents of the report and to be a part of this wonderful school. 

"As with all schools, we now need to look forward and work on our next steps. With the governors and leadership team being highlighted as key strengths we are very much looking forward to continuing to deliver an inspirational education for all our pupils."