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30/01/19

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Mrs Freire-Norman

We are on route back to school! What an amazing day!! ETA: 22:40 We are very proud of all the children! Remember, children can have a well deserved lie in tomorrow if they need it but they must be in school by 10:30!

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30/01/19

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Mrs Freire-Norman

We are here! Slightly left of the stage! Top tier! Look out for our banner! https://t.co/pFIJhJv4jU

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30/01/19

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Mrs Freire-Norman

Not long now!! https://t.co/4L5xIuPefC

03/11/18

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Kelly Clark

Great day at my client with so much to celebrate https://t.co/GKstEPc7Xe

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03/11/18

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Little Parndon

Thank you for taking the time to visit Little Parndon today. The children loved talking to you and really appreciated your official opening of our new Library and Sensory room. https://t.co/K4tpGV8APC

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03/11/18

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Teaching School

What a line up for our ‘Leading School Improvement’ programme https://t.co/7qZsk6VwEx

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04/07/18

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Teaching School

Aspiring Heads and Middle Leaders sweated it out at their last CPLD session of this academic year with Mrs Laing , Mr Collins and Ms Walsh this evening &LPie https://t.co/zP3TqLCS73

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30/06/18

Summer fete today 12-4pm. Lots of fun for all the family. Great work by the pta and staff. Please come along to support us. https://t.co/awDfA0IBYQ

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21/06/18

Greece lighting for year 5 today. I hope you all enjoyed the trip! https://t.co/SiALGInZxp

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20/06/18

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Little Parndon

Science is alive! An amazing week organised by a very talented science leader. https://t.co/N9mbyw5qWA

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20/06/18

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Little Parndon

Best day ever! https://t.co/J8OODIdrpV

15/06/18

We've had an amazing 🇫🇷French 🇫🇷adventure today. Unfortunately our Ferry is late, so we are estimating an arrival time at 🇬🇧BurntMill🇬🇧 for 9pm.

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15/06/18

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Another wonderful afternoon at Nausicaa with ....🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷 https://t.co/ARQSVN2QOU

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15/06/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

Wonderful morning in the Old Town! Now onto Nausicaa with https://t.co/IneF8wejMe

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15/06/18

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Little Parndon

The Nausicaá was 'epic!' https://t.co/LcpOshdKza

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15/06/18

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Little Parndon

The old town https://t.co/bi9BWDd9jr

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15/06/18

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BMAT MFLanguages

On thé ferry with and ! France, see you soon! https://t.co/nRl4E4pPqq

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15/06/18

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Freshwaters Academy

Goodbye Dover. Bonjour France! https://t.co/6Vc1PElXbL

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15/06/18

Goodbye Dover. Bonjour France! https://t.co/6Vc1PElXbL

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Freshwaters Primary is "good", says Ofsted

Freshwaters Primary is "good", says Ofsted

Posted: 7th May 2019

Freshwaters Primary Academy is a Good school, Ofsted has confirmed.

Inspectors paid their first visit to the school in March since it was judged to be Good in April 2015.

In a letter to executive headteacher Sophie Laing, Her Majesty’s inspector Cindy Impey confirmed the school continues to be Good.

She said: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection.

“Pupils are happy, sociable and enthusiastic learners. Adults too are enthusiastic and are proud to work at the school. Pupils are polite and respectful to adults and visitors. This is because adults serve as good role models and develop strong, positive relationships with pupils.

“The school community’s deeply held values are apparent in many aspects of its work. Displays in classrooms and corridors remind pupils they can be what they want to be and to never give up. Pupils behave well in and out of lessons and develop into resilient, reflective and aspirational individuals, as evidenced in their ambitions to become architects, accountants and engineers, among other worthy occupations.”

The school was also praised for –

· its improvements since the last inspection, including a restructure of the nursery curriculum.

· a clear consistency in expectation of teaching and learning in reading, writing and maths

· being highly committed to getting the right support for children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and training for staff

· effective strategies to support vulnerable pupils to manage their behaviour

The school has increased in size since its last inspection, from a one-form entry with 326 pupils, to a two-form entry with 427 pupils.

The inspector also recognised that while the school has seen some changes in leadership and teaching staff in recent years, Mrs Laing and BMAT “have successfully maintained the good standard of education and good progress achieved at the end of Key Stage 2, particularly in reading and mathematics”.

Mrs Laing said: “Freshwaters has faced some significant challenges since its last inspection. Similar to other schools in the country, year on year recruitment and retention has been a specific challenge.

“We warmly welcomed our inspection and were pleased to be able to share our journey, progress and achievements to date.

“Maintaining our Good grading is testament to the relentless hard work and dedication of the incredible team at Freshwaters, in a very challenging time for education.”

The school will welcome a new headteacher on June 3. Jackie Diggle will join from fellow BMAT school Little Parndon Primary Academy where she is co-head of school.

She said: “The recent Ofsted report shows the hard work and progress the team at Freshwaters have already made.

“I am really looking forward to joining the Freshwaters team on this exciting journey. We have already started working on the targets set out by the Ofsted report to build on our future plans.”

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