Bensham Grove Nursery School - Ofsted Report

Ofsted Inspection Report

We were inspected in November 2017 and were judged to be an Outstanding School, below are some of the reasons why Ofsted judged the school to be outstanding…

The needs of children are at the heart of every decision that is made in the school.

Leaders’ work to engage with families is a strength of the school. Parents are tremendously positive about the school, and 100% of those who responded to the online questionnaire would recommend the school.

Safeguarding children is the top priority of all staff at Bensham Grove. Children feel safe and are safe in this school. Staff exploit every opportunity to support children to develop their sense of personal safety, while not discouraging them from taking measured risks.

A notable strength of the school’s provision is the development of effective learning skills which transfer to all aspects of children’s lives. I was highly impressed at the perseverance and concentration demonstrated by such young children.

Staff plan carefully, not just for the acquisition of knowledge, but so that children are eager to explore and are happy to work independently or to cooperate as part of a team.

Excellent relationships between children and adults are rooted in the fact that staff know each child exceptionally well.

Staff use questioning very well to extend children’s thinking and to encourage children to develop their own ideas.

Every member of staff recognises the importance of the relationship between home and school. Parents value regular, informal, daily communication that they receive from staff. Parents benefit from termly consultation sessions when they can meet staff and review their children’s work to check on the progress they make.

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