“Parents and Carers like the school very much…The school welcomes them in” – Ofsted
The latest report following the most recent school inspection by Ofsted (April 2019) can be downloaded here.
Dear Parents and Carers
We are delighted to send you a copy of our recent school inspection letter prepared by Ofsted following their short inspection visit at the end of April 2019. As you will be aware from the information previously sent out, a school judged to be good at its last inspection receives a short inspection approximately every four years. The purpose of the inspection is to determine whether the school continues to provide a good standard of education and whether safeguarding is effective. As such, the conclusion of the report is that:
Given the relentless pace of change over the last four years such as: growing to three forms of entry, the building of twelve new classrooms, numerous government reforms involving more rigorous national testing, new assessment frameworks and a new National Curriculum; reducing school budgets and a locally difficult landscape for teacher recruitment, this represents a very strong outcome and achievement. Children, staff, governors and all those parents actively involved in school life have worked hard to raise achievement. We are proud of the children at Lovelace regarding the recognition in the report of their enthusiasm and keenness for learning. The inspectors were hugely impressed with the number of parents who completed the online survey so positively – thank you. By working in a strong partnership with you, we will enable all children to develop a thirst for learning, be safe and happy in school and achieve to the full. We hope you will join with us in congratulating your children and staff at the school on such a positive report.
We will not be resting on our laurels – as it says in the report all leaders in school work tirelessly in looking at ways to improve our school and the outcomes for children. As a result of the school’s self-evaluation, the two areas for improvement in the report had already been identified which means that early plans and actions are in place to develop these.
As we celebrate our 65th year, we will continue to develop our ‘Lovelace Way’ to be a happy, sustainable and outstanding school well into the future – building upon our strong, distinctive character as a large community school with a big heart. Our aim of ‘Learning Together, Succeeding Forever’ to develop successful learners who enjoy and achieve, confident individuals who lead safe and healthy lives and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution is central to this journey.
With a changing Ofsted framework again from September (2019) and a much greater focus on the wider curriculum, at Lovelace, we have made a great start and we look forward to many exciting opportunities in the next stage of our development!
Many thanks for your continued support
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