The inspector praised our headteacher Kate Turner for making changes that are already helping many children exceed expectations for their age.
Our pupils were found to be “confident and curious learners” who “work hard, and have positive attitudes to their learning”.
Ofsted said that Mrs Turner had “swiftly gained the trust and respect of the whole school community” since her appointment in September 2018.
Inspector found that carers, staff and governors were full of praise for changes being made under a new leadership team, and welcomed the school’s “clear and ambitious vision” and its “happy and proactive environment.”
Claire Prince, who inspected the school for Ofsted, maintained Witley’s ‘Good’ rating and said in her report: “Pupils told me that they like the friendly feel to the school. They are justifiably proud of their many achievements.”
We have just started work to create a Wild Garden for a ‘forest school’ programme, set to launch this summer.
The new outdoor facility will be purpose-built and structured to encourage children to build confidence, improve self-belief, expand their learning capacity and boost their communication and problem-solving skills.
Kate Turner, Headteacher said: “I was really delighted by what Ofsted had to say. I’m proud to be leading a team of dedicated, professional staff who put children at the heart of everything they do.”
“Parents, Governors, All Saint’s Church and the wider community all contribute to the life of the school, ensuring our pupils get off to a wonderful start on their educational journey. We continue to have very high expectations for all our children and ensure that they are supported, challenged and inspired throughout their time with us.”
Please do take the opportunity to read the full Ofsted letter.