Selwyn Primary School in Highams Park has been rated as good from requiring improvements

Primary School goes from requires improvement to good

Primary School goes from requires improvement to good

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A larger-than-average primary school previously told it requires improvement has been rated as 'good' following a recent inspection. 

Selwyn Primary School in Cavendish Road, Highams Park, has over 600 pupils and was told by Ofsted in September 2012 it had failed to meet basic standards in administering medication and recording pupils attendance.

Almost two years later and the school which is scheduled to be re-built over the summer holidays, has been rated as good in every category following an inspection over two days on July 8 and 9. 

Inspectors found pupils' achievement was progressing and there had been a 'rising trend in standards' at the end of Year 2 results and in Key Stage 2. 

Overall teaching has improved significantly and instances of children under-performing academically are no longer the case with most pupils at or above the national expectation for their age. 

Disabled pupils were praised for making 'outstanding progress' above the national average. 

The school's ability to keep pupils safe and secure was 'outstanding' and, its promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding was handled extremely well.

Most pupils at Selwyn are from a range of minority ethnic groups, and a high proportion of them either speaks very little English or is considered an additional language to their mother tongue. 

Therefore, Ofsted have not rated the school as outstanding as pupils are given few too opportunities to develop their English skills, and teachers do not always expect pupils to act on their feedback from marked work. 

Executive headteacher Maureen Okoye thanked staff and parents for their support. 

She said: I would like to thank our wonderful children for working hard to show their school at its best as always. 

"I want to thank Mick our hard working caretaker, our cleaners, support staff, our inspiring teachers and all of the parents.  

"It was a humbling experience for us all and I am grateful for your continued support."

 

 

 

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4:46pm Fri 25 Jul 14

leytonoldboy2 says...

Well done, Selwyn, I'm sure you've worked really hard and I'm pleased you've now been rated 'good'. I'm closely connected with Dawlish in Leyton and they were rated 'good' in 2012 but - guess what? Good isn't good enough any more and, assuming they can't improve at all on their own, they've got people in there teaching them how to be better. Let's hope good is appreciated in your case.
Well done, Selwyn, I'm sure you've worked really hard and I'm pleased you've now been rated 'good'. I'm closely connected with Dawlish in Leyton and they were rated 'good' in 2012 but - guess what? Good isn't good enough any more and, assuming they can't improve at all on their own, they've got people in there teaching them how to be better. Let's hope good is appreciated in your case. leytonoldboy2
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