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Monkwick Junior School receives Good rating from Ofsted

Monkwick Junior School receives Good rating from Ofsted
September 29, 2022 Dave Gooderham
Monkwick Junior School celebrates Good Ofsted report

A Colchester primary school is celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.

Monkwick Junior School has been praised for providing a positive and inclusive environment which saw the school achieve a Good rating.

Headteacher Rebecca McCutcheon paid tribute to pupils, parents and staff following the publication of the report.

She said: “This achievement has been many years in the making, and I am so proud of staff and children for all their hard work in making this happen.

“A successful school is a team effort – and we have such a great team at Monkwick Junior School.”

The report paid tribute to the high expectations of school leaders and the positive relationships between adults and pupils.

The inspectors wrote: “Pupils enjoy coming to school. They enjoy the wide range of clubs that are on offer and appreciate the support they receive from staff.

“Leaders have high ambition for all. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), achieve well.

“They meet leaders’ high expectations and learn what they need throughout the curriculum to ensure they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.”

The school’s bespoke ‘advantage curriculum’, which provides pupils with opportunities to develop understanding of different faiths and values, was also praised along with the school’s “strong safeguarding culture”.

The report added: “Pupils talk proudly about their school values, including everyone being part of one team where everyone looks out for each other.

“Pupils happily take on a range of extra responsibilities. These include serving on the school council and helping younger pupils with playground games.”