Praise for staff and pupil behaviour at pre-school

Ofsted

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A pre-school in Brampton has received a glowing report from Ofsted.

Inspectors singled out staff at the Brambles, in The Greem, for praise and also highlighted the “well resourced” classrooms and excellent pupil behaviour.

The pre-school was given a ‘good’ rating – one below the top rating of outstanding.

Julia Sudbury, lead inspector, said: “Children’s emotional well-being is given high priority. Behaviour is exemplary and children demonstrate good interpersonal skills and self-esteem.

“Children confidently select their own toys and manage their own needs relative to their ages, such as putting on their own coats and shoes.”


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Ms Sudbury said parents were kept well-informed of their child’s progress and were involved in their learning, with the pre-school management team keeping a close eye on progress.

She said: “There is rigorous monitoring of the educational programme and children’s progress. The use of data to track children in the setting is used well to identify areas of lower achievement.

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“Good strategies are then implemented and monitored to ensure gaps in learning and

development are narrowing.”

In order to make the leap from good to outstanding, the pre-school needs to focus on more support for unqualified and less-experienced staff.

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