Ofsted : March 18/19th 2019

While we are VERY pleased with the 2 very positive good judgments we are VERY disappointed with the remaining judgments.

The Ofsted Resort rightly recognises the excellent behaviour for learning of your children, how well they are kept safe and the inspirational work done to safeguard your children and work with families. Our hard work to improve attendance so that it has a great impact on learning and progress as well as relationships with their friends and staff is also commended. The Early Years team has rightly been recognised for the great start to learning that they provide your children.

We are pleased that the hard work to improve maths has been recognised, which for the last 2 years has resulted in Benedict being in the top 15% of schools in the country for maths progress.

The children were praised for their confidence and how well they spoke and engaged with inspectors. We aim to continue to work harder at translating this into their work and enabling all children to show great progress. Our aim still is to ensure that nothing gets in the way of your children achieving what they are capable of.

However, there is more work to do across the school to improve outcomes and progress in reading and writing. I am sure you will recognise this in the expectations we have already set in place in reading and writing for your children.

We have seen improve outcomes in 2019 and strive to continue these into 2020.

We have a strong staff team in 2019/20 that is working hard to develop a love of reading and learning in our children.

We are working with the English Hub to improve consistency in the teaching and learning of phonics and early reading. We are excited to have secured £6000 for training and buying new reading books and resources that should be in school in January 2020.

We are using Wordsmith, an English scheme, to ensure that the teaching and learning is right for each year group. Your child will have their own login so that they can access the reading materials at home. We have high expectations for the work in all books and expect all children to have pride in their presentation.

We thank you for your continued support in hearing your child read and signing the diary; in attending parent/ carer/ teacher meetings; sharing maths lessons with your child; coming to our parent reading mornings and workshops

Mr. James Royal                Mrs. Ellie Stacey                Ms. Christine Smith
CEO Chapel Street            Chair of Governors           Headteacher

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