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SMSJ44I am proud and delighted to announce that in our recent Ofsted Inspection we have been rated as Good in all areas. You can read the full report here

This is a major milestone for the whole of the SMSJ community: recognition that all-through provision is successful in providing for pupils right through from Nursery to GCSE.  It is a testament to the hard work, resolve and dedication of all of our staff, Governors, pupils and parents.

The report highlights, that all Leaders, and Governors have, ‘established a culture of high expectations for pupils’ academic development.’ and that this, “harmonious school provides a good standard of education”.

I am delighted that the report acknowledged that ‘Good teaching over time enables pupils to learn effectively across all key stages,’ and that they are confident in how we are preparing our students for GCSE: ‘ assessment for Year 9 pupils Is particularly noteworthy, as it is preparing the first cohort of pupils to tackle the demands of the GCSE curriculum.’

The inspectors also recognised that attainment 'at key stages 1 and 2 were high compared to national averages', and that pupils at key stage 3 are making ‘good or better progress’, because they are ‘suitably challenged in their learning’.

Equally pleasing is that they recognised that we have a ‘culture of high expectations for all pupils’, and that the ‘school’s exciting and dynamic environment inspires all pupils.’

The Early Years Provision, another area of inspection was equally praised.  The report noted that ‘An exciting curriculum, lively teaching and excellent pastoral care enabled children to make good progress,’ and recognised the, 'rigorous approach of leadership alongside dynamic teaching.”

I was delighted, but not surprised, that during the inspection the team recognised that our vision ‘Everything is possible’ was indeed a reality across all phases of SMSJ.

I would like to thank the entire SMSJ community for all their hard work.  

Mr M Glenn




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