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Ofsted inspection praises St Giles outcomes and culture

We are delighted to let you know that our recent Ofsted inspection has resulted in an overall judgement of 'GOOD' for St Giles. 

The inspection report highlighted the rapid and thorough transformation the school has undertaken since the appointment of Mrs Douch in January 2017, praising the way she has “worked tirelessly with her staff and governors to improve the quality of teaching and improve outcomes for all pupils.”

The report celebrates the culture of high expectations within the school, noting the headteacher’s “aspirations for this village school” and its positive partnerships with other local schools.

Outcomes for pupils also feature highly in the report, with the inspector citing the year-on-year progress in reading, writing and mathematics reflecting “the improvements to the quality of teaching over a similar period.”

Co-chair of governors Lynne Mulcare commented, “We’re always especially proud of our nurturing and inclusive environment at St Giles, so we were particularly pleased that the inspection report acknowledged how our school values are part of our everyday life. We believe it’s one of the biggest benefits of a school in a community like ours. All of the children know each other and look out for one another, no matter what year they are in.”

Headteacher Mrs Douch added “At St Giles, we aim to give every single child the best education possible. We’re delighted that the inspection report recognises the work that has gone in to improving teaching and learning and outcomes across the board.

Our pupils take pride in their school and the report praises the respect they show to each other – something acknowledged warmly by our whole school community.”  

You can read the full inspection here.