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BATTLE PRIMARY SCHOOL: Ofsted stamp of approval of 'Good' across the board

An Academy going from strength to strength with Ofsted stamp of approval of ‘Good’ across the board.

Pupils, staff and parents are celebrating the news that Battle Primary School has been graded ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection on 30 April-1 May 2019. The school has been graded ‘Good’ across all five main criteria: Effectiveness of leadership and management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; Outcomes for pupils and Early years provision.

Battle Primary Academy has been praised for its strong staff who want the very best for pupils as well as their ambition for the pupils in the school. Ofsted inspectors also complimented the pupils and the pride they take in their work and how they treat each other with respect and tolerance. Significant areas of the school have been highly praised, particularly the headteacher, senior team, governors and the NET Academies Trust officers.

Highlights from the report include the following: 

  • Battle Primary Academy is going from strength to strength. This is a happy and harmonious school.
  • There is a strong partnership between families, the school and external agencies.
  • The curriculum broadens pupils’ understanding of the world around them and contributes greatly to the enthusiasm for learning that permeates the school.
  • The headteacher, ably assisted by his senior team, is skilled passionate and determined. Leadership capacity has grown which has been instrumental in the development of the school. Staff are supported well to achieve their best.
  • Teachers and pupils enjoy warm relationships. Typically, pupils make strong progress in mathematics.
  • In class pupils show great respect for their teachers and enthusiasm for their work. Standards in the wider curriculum are high.
  • The early years setting provides children with a safe and positive start to their early education.
  • The multi-academy trust knows the school well and has been instrumental in recruiting the headteacher, senior leaders and a strong teaching staff. In doing so they have helped to stabilise the staffing leading to an improvement in the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes.

NET Academies Trust CEO, Jo Coton, commented: “I would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the staff, governors, pupils, parents and carers at this wonderful school. We are immensely proud of what they have achieved as they have worked relentlessly to achieve the best outcomes for the children, staff and families. The findings from the Ofsted inspectors and the praise heaped on the school are totally well deserved. As Ofsted has stated, the school is well placed to secure further improvements and we will continue to support the team on their ambitious plans for the future.”

Headteacher, Nathan Butler-Broad, added: “We are truly delighted with the findings from the latest Ofsted inspection and the recognition of all the hard work that has gone into making this such a successful school. There is still more to do but we are confident that our improvement plans will see us go from strength to strength. We are confident that by building on our achievements we will be aiming to secure ‘Outstanding’ in our next inspection. I would like to thank the staff, children and their families for all their hard work in making this school a real success story.”

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