'Extremely proud' to have received such a positive report
Wareham St Mary CE Primary School Press Release
Beginning our new 2022/2023 academic year as we mean to go on, we wanted to shout about how extremely proud we are, despite dealing with some of the lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, of being awarded a ‘GOOD’ for every Ofsted category – The Quality of Education, Early Years Provision, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development and Leadership and Management, as well as gaining a ‘GOOD’ in our Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) by The Church of England Education Office for our 2021/2022 academic school year.
As a small Church of England school, we pride ourselves in offering an inclusive and broad curriculum that inspires children to try their best, persevere through challenges and be proud of their achievements.
Headteacher, Nicole Davids said, “We are proud to see that our school’s core values have shone through in both reports, with comments from Ofsted such as, ‘Everyone is proud to be a part of Wareham St Mary’s School’, ‘Staff are ambitious for every child’ and ‘There is a positive and caring culture within the school’. Continuing “During the Ofsted inspection both students and parents were asked to contribute their thoughts and feelings towards their [child’s] education, with one pupil saying, ‘It doesn’t matter what’s on the outside, it matters what’s on the inside’, whilst parents used words such as ‘flourish’ and ‘thrive’ to describe their child’s experience at Wareham St Mary.”
Ofsted’s report described the curriculum as being ‘Ambitious’, ‘Allowing the children to experience different cultures, artists and remarkable people of different genders and orientation’, and with ALL pupils having ‘Their needs well met’.
The report from the Church of England (SIAMS) supports the findings of Ofsted. It mentions how ‘Leaders are totally dedicated to their work with a passion to a make a difference for every pupil’ enabling ‘Children to flourish’ and that pupils ‘Show dignity and respect for one another’.
Nicole Davids finishes by saying “We couldn’t be prouder of how our school and our wider school community are reflected in these two reports, and as a whole school we are dedicated to continuing the good work.”