Dear Parents

As you are aware before half term we underwent an Ofsted inspection. We felt that the inspection was carried out very professionally and we are absolutely delighted with the findings of the report which agreed with our own self-evaluation of school performance. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support, particularly during our recent inspection.

Ofsted made the following comments about the school when they inspected us in February 2016

Fairway Infant School is a good school.

·       Behaviour is good. Pupils have excellent manners and care for each other well.

·       Pupils feel safe in school.

·       Teaching throughout the school has improved and is now consistently good.

·       The curriculum is broad and balanced. It interests and motivates the pupils and prepares them well for the next stage of their education.

·       Standards are rising in reading, writing and maths.

·       A culture of high expectations and positive relationships between teachers, teaching assistants and pupils ensures that everyone wants to learn and make progress.

·       Over the last two years, pupils have made consistently good progress through Key Stage 1.

·       The vast majority of parents who completed the Parent View survey or spoke to inspectors were positive about the homework that is set. There are good links between home and school when it comes to reading, and this leads to pupils making good progress in this key area.

·       Boys and girls make similar progress in different areas of the curriculum because they usually find the work and tasks interesting and challenging.

·       Early Years provision is good. Strong partnerships with parents enable children to make a good start to school life.

·       Parents are extremely positive about the early years provision. They explain that there are good links between home and school and that their children are well cared for and make good progress.

·       Governors now have an accurate and unbiased view of how effective the school is.

·       Governors have introduced rigorous systems to check the quality of the school’s performance.

·       Safeguarding procedures are effective and keep pupils safe from harm.

The full report is available by clicking on the link.

Kind regards

Bridget Davison

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