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Notification of Ofsted Inspection 2019

Dear Parents and Carers


You have now received the official letter outlining our Ofsted inspection, taking place over the next two days.


On behalf of the Governing Body, the pupils and entire staff team, we will have great pleasure in showing Her Majesty’s Inspectors our wonderful school and the great improvements that have been made since June 2017 when we were last inspected.


Throughout the last 2-3 years, the school has embraced changes to the Ofsted framework with enthusiasm; this is driven by the determination to provide the very best possible teaching and learning opportunities for all the pupils without ever losing sight of the caring and supportive ethos that makes our school’s learning environment so rich.


I am sure the Inspectors will see what the SIAMS inspectors saw earlier this year, praising our commitment and pride in being a church school and providing our children with the best and most irresistible educational opportunities possible.


Over the last 2-3 years:

  • The dedicated leadership of the school has enabled pupils and adults to flourish within our Christian school.
  • Pupils, especially those who are most vulnerable, benefit from being in a safe and happy environment where they develop a love of learning and for each other alongside friendship and courage.
  • Pupils have a good understanding of the school’s Christian values and can explain the difference these make to their actions and behaviour.
  • The wellbeing of staff, the importance placed upon this, and the care of pupils is particularly strong and second to none, leading to a culture in the school of everyone working to be the very best they can be.
  • The leadership has been praised for their determination that pupils should have access to an appropriate and exciting curriculum, which is well taught.


Since our SIAMS inspection we have continued to develop, improve and extend the opportunities for pupils’ spiritual engagement by enhancing the indoors and outdoors learning environments and have continued to develop the pupils understanding of global issues, including eco issues affect our planet and nearby local environment.


Since our last Ofsted inspection, we believe we have reduced the remaining inconsistencies in the quality of teaching, ensuring that pupils of all abilities are fully challenged by their work.


I am sure the Inspectors will see what we see every day. In partnership with parents, our dedicated and hardworking staff and governors achieve the very best outcomes for all our children. The children, as they are every day, will be a true credit to you and the school alike.


Whatever the judgement will be at the end of the inspection, we will continue to share a constant desire for improvement. I urge you to follow the Parent View link and share your views with the Inspectors about our wonderful school (please ensure you choose Newtown Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School) and I thank you for your continued and unwavering support.


Kindest regards

Mrs E Howlett