and East Huntspill Schools celebrate Ofsted 'good' grades
and staff at West and East Huntspill schools are celebrating this
week after being graded 'good' by Ofsted inspectors.
the schools in the Huntspill Federation were graded 'good' in
all five categories covering effectiveness of leadership and management;
quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development,
behaviour and welfare; outcomes for pupils; and early years provision.
spokesman said: "The good report is the result of the dedication
and constant hard work of the Head, James Peate, his team of teachers
and classroom staff, not to mention the office managers, dinner
ladies and governors, but especially the fantastic children supported
by their parents. It has been a team effort ably led by James."
staff and pupils were all praised in the fantastic report for
their broad and interesting curriculum. The tenacious
Headteacher, James Peate, was praised for his resolute drive
for improvement. The inspectors said that respect
and kindness pervades the school."
West Huntspill School, the Ofsted inspectors found that parents
view their children as "happy, achieving, and well-cared-for
by the school." It also found the school provides "consistently
good teaching" and enables pupils to make good progress.
report also noted that teachers plan a broad curriculum which
interests and motivates pupils and, as a result, pupils develop
positive attitudes to learning and make good progress. Pupils
value their education and are proud to be at the school, and the
Autism Base provides high quality support for pupils. As a result,
say the inspectors, they thrive and achieve well.
East Huntspill, the report found the Headteacher, governors and
staff have been successful in creating a purposeful learning environment,
resulting in good teaching and better progress for pupils. The
report says teaching is consistently good because teachers know
their pupils well and plan work carefully to meet their differing
went on to say that the behaviour of pupils is good and the school
is a happy, harmonious place, adding that the curriculum engages
pupils interest and provides for effective learning. Outdoor
learning, as well as experiences in music, drama and sport, have
a very positive impact on pupils aspirations.
schools have small mixed classes and all the staff know the names
of all children, their siblings and parents so it is a real community
school. Both sites have an early years class for their younger
brothers and sisters, state the reports.
spokesman added: "Receiving a 'Good' judgement is one of
which we should all (whether children, parents/carers, all staff
and the leadership team) be proud; a valuable milestone in the
continuing development towards the Huntspill Federation becoming
an Outstanding school in the future."
are also opportunities for those in the community to become involved
as there are several vacancies on the Governing Body. You dont
need any specific skills just loads of enthusiasm, commitment
and a general interest in education. Contact one of the school
offices for further information."
reports are now available on either the Ofsted website or the
schools new website at www.huntspillfederation.co.uk.