Staff and students at a school in Radlett are celebrating after they were rated outstanding following a recent inspection.
St. John’s CE Infant and Nursery School were inspected by Lindsay Fraser from the Church of England Education Office at the end of January and the results were published earlier this month.
Alice Aharon, acting executive headteacher, was praised for providing inspirational leadership and for building highly effective relationships between all members of the school community. The inspector also found that the partnership between the school and St John’ Church in the village was strong and praised the governors for ensuring that the needs of all pupils are met.
The inspector also praised pupils achievement at the school and said they are constantly challenged to be independent, critical and reflective thinkers.
The report read: “Pupils achieve well by the time they move on to the junior school because teachers strive to ensure the curriculum is exciting, challenging and engaging. Those pupils who are disadvantaged make very good progress due to the excellent level of support for each individual child.”
The inspector also highlighted the positive impact of collective worship on the school community and said the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school was outstanding.
In a letter to parents from Alice Aharon, acting executive headteacher, and Nicola Mullett, chair of governors, the pair said they were delighted with the inspection results.
The letter read: “All staff are to be congratulated on making St. John’s this incredible school, but a particular thanks to Mrs Ramsbottom who is our RE and Collective Worship leader.”