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Head’s pride as Kinderley School in Tydd St Giles achieves ‘good’ rating





A headteacher has praised staff for their hard work after government inspectors rated her school ‘good’ – just two years after it was previously rated ‘requires improvement’.

Haidee Norman, head at Kinderley School in Tydd St Giles, said she was “thrilled” that the school’s efforts have paid off.

The inspectors, who visited the school over two days at the start of May, found Kinderley was ‘good’ in all areas.

Kinderley School in Tydd St Giles has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted.
Kinderley School in Tydd St Giles has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted.

The report, published this week said: “Pupils at Kinderley Primary School are happy. Pupils of different ages work well together and show respect for one another.”

It praised pupils behavior in and out of the classroom and said: “They listen carefully to adults and each other. Older pupils say that behaviour has improved over their time at the school. There are now clear consequences if they make poor choices.”

The school has high expectations for its children and are proud of what they achieve.

Kinderley School in Tydd St Giles has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted.
Kinderley School in Tydd St Giles has been rated as 'good' by Ofsted.

Pupils feel safe and have learned how to keep themselves safe in various situations including online and around water.

The report said the school ensures every pupil enjoys reading and develops the skills they need to be successful and that includes children with special needs.

It said: “The school provides appropriate support or adaptations so that all pupils can develop their reading skills. This ensures that pupils master their learning before they move on to the next step.”

The inspectors found that improvements to the curriculum was well underway in most subjects.

“However, in a few subjects, the planned curriculum is not yet fully implemented. This means that some aspects of the curriculum have only just started to be taught,” said the report.

I am incredibly proud of how staff have worked hard to implement a number of changes this year. We are thrilled that our efforts have impacted positively on the children at Kinderley and that our report starts with 'Pupils at Kinderley are happy'. Our nursery provision starts from 2 years old and the reports states that 'Early years is inclusive and meets the needs of all children'. I am excited for the coming academic year and continuing to build on our successes from this year.

There was also recognition of the school’s efforts to promote good attendance and for the support given to children with special needs.

In order for the school to improve further the report says: “The curriculum in a few subjects is not yet fully implemented. This means that staff are not always teaching these subjects as the school intends. As a result, pupils do not know as much in these subjects as they should. The school should ensure that, in every subject, teachers implement the school’s curriculum plans as it intends.”

Haidee said: “I am incredibly proud of how staff have worked hard to implement a number of changes this year. We are thrilled that our efforts have impacted positively on the children at Kinderley and that our report starts with 'Pupils at Kinderley are happy'. Our nursery provision starts from two years old and the reports state that 'Early years is inclusive and meets the needs of all children'. I am excited for the coming academic year and continuing to build on our successes from this year.”



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