September 29th, 2016

Street party marks outstanding Ofsted

Updated: 5:12 pm, May 06, 2015

A VALE headteacher described her schools OfSTED report as a ‘real team effort’ and hosted a traditional street party to celebrate.

Sedgeberrow CE First School, on Main Street, was inspected by the education watchdog on January 29 and 30 and received an ‘outstanding’ rating in all areas.

To congratulate pupils and staff, the school held the celebratory event in its playground last Friday (June 13).

The weather held out as children spent the morning making bunting, flags and displays, with each academic year bringing in a contribution to the food for the lunchtime meal.

Headteacher Michele Humphreys, who has been at the school for more than seven years, said: “I am immensely proud of everyone, it was a real team effort and it’s a really good group we have here.

“We modelled it on a traditional street party and it was a way of saying thank you to the children, acknowledging the part they played in helping us to get this achievement.

“It was nice in a way that we waited as it was something to look forward to.

“It’s not just one person who achieved this, it’s everybody having the same standards and same expectations and wanting the

same for everybody.”

The school improved on their ‘good’ Ofsted report from five years ago, but Mrs Humphreys admitted they weren’t going to rest on their laurels despite the glimmering recent praise.

“You always hope to improve.” she added. “You’re always looking for ways to improve, not standing still, but always looking for ways to develop and get better, as indeed we are now.

“Just because we’ve had this Ofsted report we don’t say ‘right that’s it we’re okay’, we’ve got to keep on looking for ways to improve because at the end of the day you want to do your best for every single child.

“The children are at the centre of everything we do, we recognise they’re unique and we just want to to nurture them individually to do the best they possibly can in life.”

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