Ofsted informs Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery School it could attain Outstanding grade if a section 5 inspection took place now

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  • Posted on: June 6, 2024
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There’s great excitement at Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery School as Ofsted inspectors say evidence gathered during their recent interim inspection (section 8) suggests the ‘Good’ school could be graded ‘Outstanding’ should a full inspection (section 5) take place now.

Inspectors described Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery as an ‘inclusive school where pupils feel safe and happy’, going on to say, ‘Pupils are polite and kind. They say that there is no bullying.’

The school, based on Boundary Road in Beeston was found to have a ‘highly ambitious curriculum for all pupils’ and that ‘excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning mean that pupils across the school achieve well.’

Inspectors praise staff for effective behaviour management strategies and go on to say, ‘Teaching staff have expert subject knowledge. They communicate their knowledge clearly and model tasks carefully. Pupils remember what they have learned and explain their ideas with confidence.’
Provision for pupils’ wider development is described as ‘a strength of the school’.

Adults (back, left to right) Mrs Kristabel Beeley, Deputy Head Teacher and Angela Huthart, Head Teacher of Beeston Fields Primary & Nursery School.

Children told inspectors they are proud to attend Beeston Fields, which in addition to its ambitious curriculum offers wide ranging enrichment activities including debating club, boxing and chess clubs, and where children are able to make positive contributions to the environment.

In early years, the report says children are well provided for, saying ‘high expectations mean that children have a solid foundation to build on as they start school.’

Inspectors write that very strong pastoral support is in place for those pupils exhibiting the greatest need. ‘All pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are found to be both challenged, and supported to achieve highly’ and that, ‘The support for pupils with SEND, including some pupils who have a high level of need, is exemplary.’

Leadership and the workplace is praised within the report, stating, ‘Staff appreciate leaders’ consideration of their well-being. They value the support given to their professional development. Morale is high. Staff hold leaders in very high regard.’

Headteacher, Angela Huthart, said she is pleased with the report and credits the whole school community with its positive outcome. “The staff and governors of Beeston Fields are delighted that the work of the school has been recognised so positively. In particular, we are pleased that the inspector acknowledged the inclusive nature of the school, the high standards achieved, the ambition of the curriculum and the expertise of the staff. It is wonderful to hear that both staff and pupils are rightly proud and happy to be part of the Beeston Fields family. A huge thank you to our supportive parents and carers, governors and staff, and most of all to our amazing children who make this school such a wonderful place for our children to learn and grow.”

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