William Martin Infant School highly praised by Ofsted
Education / Mon 24th Oct 2022 at 08:25am
AFTER two-days of inspections, William Martin Church of England Infant School in Harlow has received a ‘Good’ rating across the board. The school, which teaches children aged between 3 and 7, was praised for its extensive SEND offering and pastoral care. In the report, it was highlighted that ‘at the school gates, the children have smiles on their faces as they go into school’.
The inspection result marks the school’s continued success with Ofsted, with inspectors making a special note of its extensive SEND provision. Inspectors commented that ‘staff make apt adjustments and provide additional support to enable pupils with special educational needs to learn with their peers’. Teachers at William Martin have been using techniques such as pre-teaching and group workshops, which help teaching and pastoral staff ‘consistently and quickly spot pupils who may be struggling’.
Gina Bailey, Headteacher of William Martin C of E Infant and Junior School said; “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their professionalism and commitment to drive school improvement over the past three years. This outcome has been a massive team effort and could not have been achieved by one person alone. We would also like to thank all our parents and wider families for all your support and encouragement and most importantly the children for just being brilliant and fabulous!”
Emma Wigmore, CEO of the Vine Schools Trust, commented; “We are incredibly proud of William Martin’s latest Ofsted result. Trust leaders and governors have been working closely with the school to invest in key resources and staff training, and we’re pleased to hear inspectors noting how the ‘well-stocked new library and the newly refurbished outside areas provide exciting places for pupils to go'”
Well done all involved, always good to hear something positive about Harlow