Ofsted visit May 2018

This letter based on an HMI visit in May 2018, shows that we continue to move in the right direction. All schools, Temple Grove included, should strive to be even better.

The desire to be the best you can be is an attribute we try to nurture in our children so it is important that we as a school “model” this desire. Even when we are recognised as an outstanding school we will still want to be better but without compromising the friendly and inclusive ethos of Temple Grove.

Ofsted letter May 2018

Dear Parents and Governors,

I am delighted to enclose the official feedback the academy has received following a recent visit from the Department for Education. Regular monitoring by Ofsted and its team of HMI inspectors is a normal part of the drive to improve standards and deliver the highest quality of education for all pupils, including those at Temple Grove Academy.

During this recent visit, the Consultant Headteacher and senior leaders including representatives from the governing body and the Academy Trust were able to share the many and varied ways in which each child is benefitting from the enriched curriculum and wider school opportunities on offer at Temple Grove. The inspector was delighted to meet many pupils and see them interact in lessons as well as look at work in their books and on the displays around the school. This has enabled a full and detailed report on the positive progress the school has made since the last inspection.

One area I would like to draw to your attention is the benefit of the links being made between subjects and the exciting activities planned for each child during their working week. Many trips, visits, experiments and art activities clearly lead to an enriching experience for all and this was commented on as strength at Temple Grove.

It is with this in mind, that I would like to remind parents of the importance of consistent attendance. With so many interesting activities and lessons each day your child will want to take part and not be the one to miss out on the excitement of learning with their friends.

Naturally, the whole school team and the governing body continue to look forward in our drive to improve all aspects of the children’s education and have already made detailed plans to work on the areas suggested in the report.

I trust you will join me in thanking the Consultant Headteacher, Mrs Ramsay and her staff for all their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication towards the education at Temple Grove Academy.

Caroline Preston Bell
Vice Chair of Governors

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