A new head teacher says he is pleased about his school’s progress after a positive report from inspectors.
Southway Junior School, Burgess Hill, recently had a visit on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, to meet the new head teacher Pete Newbold and discuss the many improvements being made.
Mr Newbold said:“I am really excited about our future and I am particularly pleased that the inspector had recognised the improvements already being made.
The local community has made me feel very welcome from the beginning. However we know there is still work to do.
“I am working closely with our Governing body, the local authority and schools in our local area to ensure that we provide our children with the best possible outcomes.”
The inspectors said priorities were set out with good detail, with pupils’ achievements and good teaching “appropriately central” to the plan.
The report also said quality of teaching and learning had much more status and a “stronger steer”. Governors had made useful adaptations to committee structure and changed their meeting organisation to prioritise monitoring progress against the action plan.The inspectors said: “The school has kept parents well-informed about the school’s responses to the previous inspection.
They remain very supportive and you are conscious of their important role in working with the school, to continue to improve provision for their children.”