How is the school doing now?
All of the hard work that the staff put into themselves and the children over the past couple of years is clearly paying off. We had a visit this week from our school link advisor at the local authority. The summary of her visit is quoted below:
‘Leaders remain highly ambitious for the school. They have an innovative approach to embedding new teaching methods which allows staff to fully understand the implications before adopting it across the school.
Leaders have clear plans in place to continue to develop their wider curriculum alongside ensuring the focus remains on reading and phonics. Leaders are focused on ensuring practice and provision at Warnham continues to move forward.
The leadership team are clear on their priorities and the rationale behind these; they are measured and realistic.’
All staff were delighted to receive this positive external validation. The local authority judged that the school remains a ‘good’ school which is rated as a ‘2’ but they were so impressed by our progress that they have now moved our rating up from a ‘2b’ to a ‘2a’.
Again, we were all so pleased and proud to receive the feedback that we are providing the best educational experiences for all of our children.