Ofsted Inspection 2017
Summary of Key Findings for Parents and Pupils
"This is an outstanding school."
"Ganneys Meadow Nursery school continues to provide children with an excellent start to school life."
"The headteacher is an outstanding leader with a profound and extensive knowledge of early years development. She leads by example and is ably supported by a highly knowledgeable governing body and motivated staff."
"The uniqueness of each child is respected. Staff know the likes, dislikes and needs of the children in their key groups exceptionally well."
"Outstanding teaching fosters children’s love of learning. Learning is active and fun. Exciting activities capture children’s curiosity and imagination."
"Children start at the nursery with a wide range of starting points. All groups of children make rapid gains in their learning and achieve well."
"Within the local area, and beyond, the nursery has earned an enviable reputation for enabling children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities to thrive."
"The local authority uses this school as an exemplar of excellent practice."
"Children behave beautifully. Their joy at being at Ganneys Meadow is evident from the moment they walk through the door with happy, smiley faces."
"Children’s safety is top priority. From the minute they start school, children learn how to play safely and staff’s vigilant supervision ensures that they are safe. Safeguarding duties are taken seriously and all welfare requirements are met."
"Parents hold the school in the highest regard. They typically comment about the ‘huge impact’ that the school has had on their children’s progress and development."
"There is strong capacity within the school to sustain this outstanding judgement and a great enthusiasm to do so."
"The quality of teaching is monitored very closely. However, the headteacher has identified that teachers could plan even more precisely if feedback after lesson observations included data about pupil groups. She also recognises that even more opportunities could be available to allow staff to observe and learn from other colleagues."