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Mundford Church of England Primary Academy receives positive visit from Ofsted inspector after 'Good' rating

Staff have been left “super happy” after their school was paid a positive Ofsted visit.

Mundford Church of England Primary Academy has received a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating after an ungraded inspection in December.

The school, part of the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) and The Churchside Federation, had aspects such as its values and “unique take on the curriculum” praised.

Mundford Church of England Primary Academy (Image: Google Maps)
Mundford Church of England Primary Academy (Image: Google Maps)

Inspectors also commended teachers’ “strong subject knowledge” and the range of activities on offer for pupils with additional needs.

Sarah Godbold, executive head teacher at the school, said: “We are super happy with the result which really highlights how happy and safe our children feel, what great ambassadors for the school our children are, and the strength of our curriculum offer that we have worked so hard on.”

And Oliver Burwood, CEO of the DNEAT, added: “‘We’re delighted for the children, families and staff team at Mundford.

“Head teacher Sarah Godbold has continued to strive for excellence at the school, even as we returned from the Covid pandemic.

“The staff’s high expectations, engagement with the trust’s professional development opportunities and living out of our Christian values has resulted in an excellent school, and this is reflected so well in the report from Ofsted.”

This year so far has also seen Mundford Academy add an Acorn Nursery class to the school - and Ofsted inspectors applauded its “calm and nurturing environment”.

They added: “Teachers have strong subject knowledge in the subjects they teach because they receive regular training.

“Teachers quickly identify whether pupils are making mistakes in their learning and correct these. Staff are proud to work at the school.

“Senior leaders look after staff well. They think carefully about their workload before making changes.

“Staff receive high-quality training, so they continue to improve their practice.

“Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have activities adjusted to meet their needs, but still have access to the same ambitious curriculum as their peers.”

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