Ofsted Success for Strand-on-the-Green Infants

School 'underpinned by inspirational leadership, excellent teaching, care and welfare'

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Pupils, parents and teachers at Strand-on-the-Green Infant and Nursery School are celebrating after Government inspectors found that “The teaching is outstanding, the climate for learning is excellent and pupils achieve extremely well at this outstanding school.”

Ofsted visited the school in July and found a successful school underpinned by inspirational leadership, excellent teaching, care and welfare.

Headteacher, Mark Newton, said, "I am delighted with the report which reflects the hard work of staff and governors who, together with parents of the school, ensure the children receive an exciting and creative education."

Congratulating the school on its success, Cllr Paul Lynch, lead member for education at the London Borough of Hounslow, said, “Strand provided an excellent start for my sons 20 years ago, and it is clearly still improving. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the word ‘outstanding’ used so much in one report!

“I am delighted the hard work put in by everyone connected with the school has been recognised, but not as delighted as the school itself should be!

“Everyone should be thrilled that the report shows the level of commitment and dedication put in throughout the year is working to make sure every pupil at the school has the best possible opportunity to reach their potential.”

In the report, the Ofsted inspector found:

• the headteacher, deputy headteacher and governors are a real asset and do much to help the school move forward;
• an active and involved school council;
• excellent attendance and punctuality;
• an outstanding curriculum enhanced by a very good range of after-school clubs, sport, music and arts;
• outstanding teaching that stimulates pupils’ interests and curiosity.

September 4, 2008