Infant school’s Ofsted report is outstanding across the board
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A Norfolk headteacher has praised his 'brilliant team' after their infant and nursery school achieved outstanding ratings across the board in its latest inspection.
Arden Grove Infant and Nursery School, in Hellesdon, has been given the glowing Ofsted report after inspectors visited at the start of March.
The inspection team found pupils' behaviour to be exemplary, and said the headteacher 'places no ceiling on what pupils can achieve and is relentless in his drive and ambition for them' - a vision they said was also shared by staff and governors.
The report said: 'Pupils thrive because staff take every opportunity to affirm what they have achieved, in both their academic and personal development.
'As a result, pupils have a strong sense that they are improving and, consequently, they grow in self-confidence and try even harder.'
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Inspectors said relationships between staff and pupils are very positive, with enthusiastic and joyful teaching and pupils responding by trying their best.
Headteacher Daniel Thrower said: 'I am so proud of the staff team. There is a relentless drive at Arden Grove to continually give the children the very best.
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'All the staff and governors work so hard and to achieve outstanding grades across the board is very fitting and so well deserved. What a brilliant team we have and I cannot praise them enough.
'Arden Grove is truly a special school. We are regularly told this by the children, parents and visitors. Everybody is delighted with the report and we look forward to continuing our partnerships with parents and the Local Authority to make it even better.'
The Cottinghams Drive school, which has 228 pupils aged from three to seven, converted to become an academy on June 1, 2013.
Its predecessor school, of the same name, was judged to be good when it was last inspected by Ofsted.
The only suggestion the inspectors had for how the school could be improved was for staff to make speaking and listening skills even better by giving pupils time to gather their thoughts before answering.
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