Joy for Sporle Pre-School at ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating

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There were big celebrations at a top-class pre-school when Ofsted inspectors gave them their highest accolade.

The watchdog has judged Sporle Pre-School as ‘outstanding’ in every aspect of early years education.

A glowing report, published last week, said children make “rapid progress” and “inspirational” leaders have a clear understanding of how to support children to reach their best potential.

Manager Chelle Bennington said: “We are so proud to have achieved outstanding and would like thank our families for all their support.

“I would also like to thank my team for their dedication, hard work and loyalty. I feel proud to work with people who embrace every opportunity to support each child’s development and celebrate their achievements. We will look to the future and cherish every opportunity to continue to grow to new levels of success.”

The school, based at Sporle Primary School, was inspected last month and was rated good at its previous assessment in 2011.

The report, written by Gail Warnes, praised “consistently outstanding” teaching at the school and said staff are well experienced and qualified.

“Staff are enthusiastic and have high expectations of the children. Consequently, children are highly engaged in the stimulating experiences staff provide,” it said.

Ms Warnes also said staff have established “first-class” relationships with parents and other professionals.

“They share information about individual children’s specific needs and work together to promote children’s learning and development. Staff maximise every opportunity to help children achieve their best potential.

“Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the pre-school, and the support they receive from the staff,” she added.

“Professional partnerships are highly effective in supporting individual children’s specific needs, which ensures all children make rapid progress.”

To further improve, the school has been advised to continue providing development opportunities for staff to enhance the “excellent teaching and care children receive”.