SHIRLEY Heath Junior School has been recognised as an outstanding school following its recent Ofsted Inspection.
The school is the first junior school in the borough to achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating and the inspection was carried out under a pilot project for the new Ofsted framework.
Shirley Heath was praised for an outstanding curriculum which enables pupils to thoroughly enjoy their education. Key aspects of this are the excellent range of after school clubs and the extensive variety of enriching activities.
It was highlighted that the outstanding achievement of the pupils is due to the great attention paid by the school to the needs of each individual child.
Many of the outcomes for pupils’ personal development and well-being are outstanding. The behaviour of nearly all pupils is exemplary, and this is underpinned by outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Pupils’ responsibility for their own safety and their adoption of a healthy lifestyle is also rated as outstanding for their age.
Headteacher, Gail Knight said: “We are delighted with the report. It is a credit to everyone involved with the school because it reinforced our school vision, which is for our pupils to enjoy coming to school, and to excite and engage them as learners. This has been brought about by the hard work and dedication of the staff, pupils, parents and governors.”
A copy of the report can be obtained from the school or downloaded from www.ofsted.gov.uk.