Ofsted 2018

3rd December 2018

Raising the bar at Monkfield Park Primary School - from the Chair of the Governing Body 

Happy and positive pupils and dedicated staff and leaders were highlighted at a Cambourne School in a recent Ofsted inspection.


Following the short inspection earlier this month Monkfield Park Primary School has maintained its Good judgement and been praised for its excellent progress in areas identified in the 2014 inspection, including driving up writing standards.


Inspectors recognised the passion and aspiration of pupils to achieve the best that they can in all aspects of school life. Attainment in writing at the end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 and the proportion of children assessed as being at the expected level in writing at the end the early years have consistently been above the national average.  By the end of key stage 2, pupils’ attainment in grammar, punctuation and spelling is above the national average.


The report said, “Pupils develop knowledge, skills and understanding in a broad range of subjects. The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. As a result, pupils enjoy learning and show a very good understanding of others’ beliefs and cultures. They know why it is important to respect the views of others and treat everyone equally.


“Opportunities to elect members of the school council and ‘eco-warriors’ help pupils to understand the democratic process and provide opportunities for their views to be heard. Pupils are prepared well for the next stage of their education and for life in modern Britain.”


Eighty-nine parents took the time to share their feedback on the Ofsted ParentView page for the school with an impressive 92% saying that they would recommend the school to another parent. Almost all of the parents and carers who responded agreed that pupils are safe, happy and well cared for.


The headteacher of Monkfield Park Sarah Jarman said, “We are proud to be inclusive of all families and children and welcome the diversity and tolerance that this brings. The good progress and challenge for all of our children was particularly noted and this is a feature we are delighted to celebrate.


“We are thrilled that the inspector recognised so many positives about Monkfield Park, the children who learn with us and the staff who enable such motivating and inspirational learning to happen.


“I am extremely proud of all of our staff who absolutely came together to be the very best showcase of what we have achieved since our last inspection.  We are so very lucky to have such committed staff who work in the best interests of all of our children and families and this should be celebrated. The children also demonstrated the exemplary learning and behaviour that we are lucky enough to encounter every day.”