Kate Greenaway Nursery School has recently had an Ofsted inspection, where we were once again judged to be ‘Outstanding’!
Kate Greenaway received the Outstanding Award in 2010/2011, 2012/2013 and now again in 2015/2016.
Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Outstanding
This inspection: Outstanding
Achievement of pupils: Outstanding
Quality of teaching: Outstanding
Behaviour and safety of pupils: Outstanding
Leadership and management: Outstanding
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school.
Children make rapid gains and achieve extremely well in all aspects of their development. The school uses information about children’s skills and understanding particularly well to ensure that every individual’s learning needs are met and all children fulfil their potential.
Children really love learning and as one parent or carer explained ‘rush to get into Nursery’. Right from the start in the Baby Nest, close, trusting relationships with adults are formed as a result of the exceptionally warm, caring, safe atmosphere that staff provide. Behaviour is excellent because children learn to consider and respect others.
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the children is a high priority. Excellent cultural awareness is promoted through learning about one another’s backgrounds and celebrations that involve families and the local communities.
Teaching is outstanding. Staff plan exciting, challenging activities that reflect children’s interests extremely well. Children are tremendously keen to explain what they are doing and adults are highly skilled at moving children’s learning on through particularly effective questioning and discussion as they play. Sometimes, however, opportunities for children to reflect on their learning and how to get better are less well planned for.
Support for children new to learning English and for disabled children and those with special educational needs is excellent and allows these children to make the same outstanding progress as their peers.
The excellent leadership of the headteacher and deputy headteacher has created an ethos that is constantly striving to reflect on best practice and still look for ways to improve teaching and children’s achievement. They are supported wholeheartedly in this by the whole staff and the governing body.