Ofsted thumbs-up for primary school

April 30 2018

EMERSONS Green Primary School is celebrating after it retained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating.

An inspector visited the school on Guest Avenue in March, almost four years to the day for a short inspection to take place. Writing to the school following the one-day visit, inspector Richard Lucas praised leaders for maintaining the good quality of education and their constant effort sto improve the school. 

He also commented on their strong commitment to safeguarding and the school’s overall inclusiveness, stating that it is “warm and welcoming to all its pupils” and that pupils are “polite and courteous to adults and each other.”

Karl Hemmings, headteacher of Emersons Green Primary School has been in post since January 2016.  He had been deputy head of the school, before moving on to teach at schools in Hanham and Yate.

Speaking of the latest short inspection report, he said: “Our school is quite unique in different ways, as we have a dedicated resource base for pupils with special educational needs and physical or visually impaired disabilities, and so we have lots of pride about our inclusiveness.

“We were excited about Ofsted visiting as we’ve had lots of changes in the school, and the element of the report that made us particularly proud was that it was so positive - it really validated the work that has been done to raise standards here.

“The inspectors completely recognised what was special about the school, the behaviour of children and the things that are so important to us and parents which is fantastic.”

To read Emerson Green Primary School’s latest Ofsted report, visit: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/131767