Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Great Finborough and Buxhall Under Fives rated good, says Ofsted

PUBLISHED: 09:00 07 January 2016

Ofsted logo

Ofsted logo

Archant

A Suffolk pre-school has been assessed as ‘good’ by the education watchdog – six months after it was said to be ‘inadequate’.

Great Finborough and Buxhall Under-Fives, in Hall Road, near Stowmarket, was given the good rating by Ofsted, citing “significant improvements” since the last inspection, which took place over the summer.

When the rating by Ofsted was given, parents said the inadequate rating did not reflect their views.

The latest report says: “The management team demonstrates a strong commitment to achieving excellence in all areas.

“Partnerships with parents are friendly and trusting. Parents are encouraged to remain involved in their children’s learning, both in the pre-school and at home.

“Children are happy and settled. They feel safe and secure in their relationships with staff.

“They develop close emotional attachments, confidently seeking out staff to share in their play.”

The report adds that staff at the pre-school also plan effectively for the outdoor environment and that teaching strategies meet children’s individual learning styles. Delia Prior, the pre-school’s leader, said that following the inspection in the summer that parents had joined the pre-school committee, and supported the pre-school despite the ‘inadequate’ rating.

She added: “The inspector said how wonderful we were.The children are thriving – the staff, children and parents are a team and we have worked together.

“The report reflects how good we are as a team.

“Thank-you to the parents for their support. It’s like we’re a big family – they said so many nice things about us and saying they were behind us.”

Suffolk County Council’s element of tax bills this year will see the biggest percentage rise since the notorious 18.5% hike in 2003.

Campaigners fighting proposals for a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast claim drone footage of Hinkley Point shows what a “massive, life-changing, countryside-destroying intrusion” Sizewell C would be.

Sixteen homes are to be bought by Colchester Borough Council at an estimated cost of £2.9million in a bid to tackle homelessness – as council tax in the borough is set to rise.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault in Chelmsford.

Proposals to build a new multi-million pound rail depot at Brantham on the Suffolk/Essex border have been jeopardised because it would force too many trains to use the level crossing at Manningtree station, it has emerged.

Lorry drivers have reported being shot at while driving along an A14 diversion route in east Suffolk.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information nearly three weeks after the attempted rape of a woman in Witham.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

London Boat Show 2018

cover

Click here to view
London Boat
Show supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24