Staff and students at a primary school in Bracknell celebrate after receiving a “Good” rating from OFTED for the school that was once considered “Insufficient”.
Jennett’s Park Church of England Primary School was recently inspected by education officials praising staff for creating a positive learning environment that students enjoy.
The report says. “Students love coming to Jennett’s Park School.
“They are proud of their school and say the students are ‘kind to each other; they always laugh and have fun ”.
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School staff were particularly commended for their support for students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
He explains: “SEND students benefit from expert help from the start. Students carefully designed plans to support their learning and behavior.
“The school’s program is designed to ensure that these students progress.
The school was rated “good” in the five parameters that inspectors look at when reaching their judgment.
These are the quality of education, behavior and attitudes, personal development, leadership and the management and delivery of early childhood services.
To improve, inspectors recommended improving subject planning for art, geography, history and science, and adapting its curriculum to help SEND students learn in certain subjects.
Director Liz Savage said: “As a team we are really thrilled and a little humbled. As Principal, I am so proud of Team Jennett’s Park CofE – the children, staff and the community at large have been tremendous in their dedication to turning this school upside down.
“It has been an honor to serve them and watch them grow.”
The inspection took place in October and the inspector’s report was released on Monday, December 6.
This note comes after the school was subjected to special measures in 2014 after being deemed “inadequate” by OFTED inspectors under its previous leadership.
The scathing report at the time called school governance “inadequate” and student behavior varied “according to the quality of teaching.”
He said: “Behavior varies according to the quality of the teaching. Students behave well when they are interested in what they are learning and are regularly reminded of how to behave by adults.
“When adults are less qualified to manage student behavior or activities are less difficult, students get bored, don’t finish their work and become restless.”
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Three follow-up visits were carried out between April 2015 and June 2016, the school having been taken over by The Bonitas Trust Multi-Academy Trust in 2017.
Ms Savage said: “Bonitas Trust has truly run the school with love and kindness.
“There can be apprehension when schools get academic, but they have shown that you can be really kind to children and the values of the school.
“There are horror stories when schools become academies and they are not.
“We’ve had a really bad deal before, now it’s lovely.”
The school is located on Tawny Owl Square in the Jennett’s Park area.
The most recent inspection was conducted by Kevin Burrell, Tracey Bowen and Mineza Maher.