Citizen Editor: Ofsted inspections are vital for parents and staff alike
HEAD teachers must still get ever so slightly nervous before a visit from the Ofsted inspectors.
Having a team in to monitor the work carried out by staff must be daunting but at the same time, their role is necessary to help develop schools.
These inspections are also vital to provide a recognised benchmark which parents can refer to and understand when choosing a school for their children.
So it is great to see Elmbridge Junior School receiving the top grade when it comes to elements of its work – in particular behaviour and children's safety.
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After all, we entrust the care of our children to school staff for so many hours in the day during these formative years and we want to know they are being encouraged and supported to learn and interact with their fellow pupils.
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