News from Holt Farm Junior
The First Lady Head of School in the history of the school....
Ofsted Inspection news -
Holt Farm Junior School in Ashingdon Road, Rochford, has been lifted out of ‘Special Measures’ (4) and into ‘Requires Improvement’ (3), following an Ofsted Inspection on 1st and 2nd November 2016.
The new Head of School, Lucy Wass, has been in post from 1 September and with just six weeks under her belt, faced Ofsted inspectors proudly. She said, ‘I now look forward to continuing our journey onwards and upwards; there is much to achieve and I am confident that, along with the support of the SEEAT, the Governing Body, my dedicated team of staff, parents and carers, and of course our fantastic children, there will be more success to celebrate in the future.’
Particularly pleasing, strengths confirmed by Ofsted include, ‘Pupils’ attendance is consistently at the national average or above. Pupils enjoy going to school and parents confirm that their children are happy at school’ and, ‘The quality of teaching is improving’
Ofsted also acknowledge the personal development and welfare of children. They confirm, ‘The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good’, ‘Pupils learn in a variety of ways about being responsible citizens’, and ‘Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe. They know who to talk to if they are worried about anything and have confidence that adults will keep them safe in school’
Inspectors spoke with pupils about what they enjoy about school. One parent said, ‘My children are very happy to go to school every morning and they like their teachers very much’
Mrs Wass continued, ‘I am proud to be a Head of School, who will work tirelessly to ensure that ‘Every Child Achieves’. My personal goal, from today, is to achieve an even better judgement in the future; Holt Farm Junior School will be taking huge strides ahead in the future and children will be working in a happy, safe and positive environment that encourages them to aim for the stars!’
Congratulations Holt Farm