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St John’s School retains ‘good’ rating by Ofsted

 Published on: 7th February 2019   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

St John’s School in Stanmore has retained its ‘good’ rating in their most recent inspection last month. 

The primary school on Stanmore Hill was inspected on January 9 who have maintained a good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

Senior leaders have focused their work on areas identified for improvement in the last inspection in June 2015 has been a positive step forward for the school.

Senior leaders, including governors, are “highly ambitious for all pupils”. The report notes that the school has shown “tenacity and determination” to achieve a good degree of success for the students. 

Although a high proportion of Year 6 pupils in 2018 made below-average progress, which was reported by StanmoreNews, Ofsted said strategies have been implemented to address gaps in pupils’ learning. The body also recognised that pupils’ personal development is at the “heart of academic success”.

The report also said the school is a “welcoming, vibrant and nurturing place for pupils to learn and thrive”. St John’s has invested heavily in “fostering the well-being of staff;” the staff questionnaire was “overwhelmingly positive” about the support they receive.

Headteacher Jo Hester, said: “Our Ofsted report clearly shows that we have children who feel happy and safe to come to school and enjoy learning. I am pleased that the dedication of staff, pupils, governors and families has been recognised and we will continue to ensure our children thrive here at St John’s.”

The Revd Matthew Stone, chair of governors commented: “We are delighted St John’s School has received a ‘Good’ judgement from Ofsted. The staff and governors remain focused on ensuring the children receive the best education possible, academic, social and emotional.”

Picture courtesy of Peter Dale

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