Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.
Ofsted regulate and inspect schools and colleges to seek improvement in the service. They carry out a large number of inspections and regulatory visits in England and publish their findings on their website.
Ofsted said Thorney Close Primary School is a good school because
“Pupils of all abilities achieve well. Their attainment has risen rapidly since the previous inspection to reach the national average in both Key Stages 1 and 2.”
“Pupils in the multi-sensory unit make equally good progress from their starting points. Sometimes their progress is outstanding, because of the high quality teaching and support they receive.”“Children in the Nursery and Reception classes make good progress in early reading and writing skills and their knowledge of number.”
“Teaching is good, with a sizeable proportion that is outstanding. Teachers plan exciting and novel activities to motivate pupils to work hard and learn well.”“Teaching assistants are well trained to give good support in lessons. This ensures that all pupils learn at the same rate.”
“Pupils’ outstanding behaviour make this a very warm and welcoming school, where all are able to do their best. Excellent pastoral care ensures that pupils feel safe and secure. Parents agree their children are cared for very well.”
“The headteacher has provided excellent leadership to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement since the previous inspection. Her clear view of how good the school can be and her determination are wholeheartedly supported by staff and governors. Teamwork in the school is excellent.”
“The school’s commitment to and practices in supporting equal opportunities for all pupils are outstanding.”