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Recent Ofsted Inspection

Carlton inspection report


1st March 2017
Dear Parents/ Carers,
Following  our  recent short Ofsted inspection, I  have  great pleasure  in  writing  to  you on behalf of the Governors attaching the letter from Senior HMI Lithgow. The judgement that ‘This school continues to be good ’ is richly deserved by Mrs McDonald and her excellent team and I am sure you will join me in congratulating all involved. Under Mrs McDonald’s leadership the school has embraced changes to the  Ofsted  framework  with  enthusiasm;  this  is  driven  by a determination  to  provide  the  very  best  possible  teaching  and learning opportunities for all the pupils without ever losing sight of the caring and supportive ethos that makes our school’s learning environment so rich.

In  light  of  historic  events,  this  is  a  tremendous  achievement  and  is  one  that  the  school  community  truly  deserves.  I  am thrilled that the Inspector obviously recognised the tireless hard work, commitment, dedication and diligent professionalism that  occur  every  day  across  our  school.  It  is  most  gratifying  to  read  that  ‘The  leadership  team  has  maintained  the  good quality  of  education  in  the  school  since  the  last  inspection’ and  that  ‘Pupils  in  the  school are  making  good  progress.’ Additionally,  Senior  HMI  Lithgow  acknowledged  that  ‘Pupils  experience  a  wealth  of  additional  activities  to  support  their development.’

It  was  encouraging to  read  the  very  positive  comments  about  confederation,  which  is  an  important aspect  of  our  schools’ joint philosophy concerning education and ethos.

School  leaders  and Governors  accept  Ofsted’s  findings  and  would  like  to  take  this  opportunity  to  thank  all  parents  and carers  who  completed  the  Ofsted  parental  survey  on-line. Your  comments  were  very  helpful to  the  team.  I  feel  it is  worth clarifying that Carlton and Faceby School strives to be friendly, open and responsive in all matters and is eager to receive your comments, concerns and feedback throughout the year.

Continuing to be ‘good’ will not bring a hint of complacency and we continue to share a constant desire for improvement. We  have  a  detailed  development  plan  in  place  to  map  growth  throughout  the  school  and  the  work  to  improve  our  early year’s outdoor resources and assessment is already underway. Please feel free to contact Mrs McDonald or myself via the school, if you wish to discuss any aspect of the report further.

Yours sincerely
Mrs Barbara Milburn

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