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Bold Beginnings

30 Nov Bold Beginnings

We are really excited to announce that at the end of the summer term we were selected by Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) as a successful primary school in which children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds1, achieved well.  The report has now been published which examines the provision in their Reception Year and the extent to which it was preparing four- and five-year-olds for their years of schooling and life ahead.

We are extremely proud to be included in the report.

An extract from the report:

A good early education is the foundation for later success. For too many children, however, their Reception Year is a missed opportunity that can leave them exposed to all the painful and unnecessary consequences of falling behind their peers.

During the summer term 2017, Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) visited successful primary schools in which children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds1, achieved well. This report examines the provision in their Reception Year and the extent to which it was preparing four- and five-year-olds for their years of schooling and life ahead.

Reading was at the heart of the curriculum in the most successful classes. Listening to stories, poems and rhymes fed children’s imagination, enhanced their vocabulary and developed their comprehension. Systematic synthetic phonics played a critical role in teaching children the alphabetic code and, since this knowledge is also essential for spelling, good phonics teaching supported children’s early writing.

The full report: Bold Beginnings

Photo’s from the HMI visit:

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