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Tregoze School Maintains ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating

13 December 2021
Tregoze School Maintains ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating

At Tregoze School, pupils follow the school’s values in all that they do and Ofsted clearly agree, as this was one of the many positive observations cited in their latest inspection, which saw our school maintain its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

Our Principal, Helen Tudor, joined the school in 2012 and during this time has been instrumental in developing her staff, who she is extremely proud of.

She also introduced Class Dojo to improve communications with parents and carers, something that was really valuable when the school had to revert to online learning during both lockdowns, and continues to be a very effective tool today. Since the school’s last inspection, Mrs. Tudor has also introduced an outdoor learning environment in Reception, in support of her commitment to create an excellent Early Years experience for our children.

Mrs Tudor said: ‘I am delighted to share this amazing news today. I am very proud of all we have achieved as a school, particularly over the last eighteen months, so to see this recognised is a fantastic achievement and an acknowledgement of the hard work of all our staff and students in these challenging times.’

A full copy of the report can be found here: https://tregoze-pri.swindon.sch.uk/about/achievements

Some of the report highlights include:

  • “Pupils follow the school values in all that they do. They are kind to each other, show respect and listen carefully to their teachers and friends. Pupils are happy, behave well and attend school regularly.”
  • Pupils “develop life skills well” and are “developing their understanding of how they can contribute positively to society.”
  • “Leaders have high expectations for pupils. Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and have a genuine love of reading.” In fact ‘Leaders are passionate and determined that all pupils read well. This begins with the teaching of phonics in the early years and continues into key stage 1.’
  • The report also acknowledged recent changes in mathematics to improve pupils’ knowledge stating “Teachers skilfully support pupils to ensure that they use the correct vocabulary when answering problems. Teachers expertly support pupils in how to answer questions step-by-step. This helps pupils develop their knowledge of calculations well.”
  • “Staff care for pupils’ well-being. Some pupils displayed high levels of anxiety when they returned to school following the second national lockdown. Through the personal, social and health education curriculum teachers rightly focused on helping pupils to recognise and manage their feelings. Staff also use expert advice from the educational psychology team to support pupils’ needs.”

Retaining a ‘Good’ Ofsted grade is a fantastic achievement and one we are incredibly proud of. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff, governors, pupils, their families, and the whole school community for their continued support.

Everyone at Tregoze Primary School remains committed to continuing to improve our school and inspire, motivate, and challenge our children to achieve their full potential and succeed in the next stage of their educational journey.

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