Kennet Valley C of E Primary School in Lockeridge has been awarded ‘GOOD IN ALL AREAS’ in their recent OFSTED inspection which took place in March.
The opening line of the report states that: “Pupils are polite, courteous and cooperative. Older pupils are considerate towards younger ones. There is a family ethos in the school. This helps pupils to feel safe and cared for.”
Headteacher, Emma Russell, said, “I am so proud to be the Headteacher of Kennet Valley School. We have always had a very tight-knit and caring school-community and it is fantastic that all the hard work and enthusiasm shown by staff and pupils alike has been acknowledged and that the unique family feel we have here has been experienced and commented upon. I could not be more proud.
Other comments in the Ofsted report include: ‘pupils enjoy learning’, ‘pupils take pride in their work’, ‘pupils behave well’, ‘pupils know they can share worries with an adult in school’, ‘relationships are strong across the school’ and ‘pupils are keen to take part in extra-curricular activities’. These comments give just a snap-shot of the fabulous enthusiastic family feel that the school has.”
The Ofsted ‘GOOD’ now joins the previously awarded ‘GOOD’ from SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) which the school received on their last inspection. This inspection report noted that, “The Christian character of the school is clearly evident through the positive relationships, rooted in love, care and empathy, which exist between all members of the school community.”
“Achieving a GOOD in both Ofsted and SIAMS, just shows that Kennet Valley School is truly flourishing and is now in line with our school vision. We will continue to thrive and move forward,” Emma Russell added.
Sarah Till-Vattier, Co-Chair of Governors commented, “We are so proud of all the staff and governors for working so tirelessly and especially Mrs Russell, our Headteacher, who has been the driving force behind it all.”