Happy children lead to a good Ofsted report

Harewood Centre Nursery, Pontefract.'Good Ofsted report.'p316a404
Harewood Centre Nursery, Pontefract.'Good Ofsted report.'p316a404
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Happy, hard working children helped make a good impression on Ofsted inspectors who visited the Harewood Centre Nursery School in Pontefract.

It was judged to be good with outstanding features in a recently-published report.

Inspectors, who visited last month, said children of all abilities make good progress there, adding: “Children are happy, hardworking and curious about the world around them. By the time they leave, they are well prepared for primary school.”

The report said disabled children and those with special needs make outstanding progress at the Harewood Avenue school.

The quality of teaching was said to be good and sometimes outstanding, and the behaviour and safety of pupils was judged to be outstanding.

Headteacher Christine Harling, was praised for providing ‘clear-sighted and rigorous leadership,’ which is driving the school forward.

Jack Kershaw, chair manof governors at the nursery school, said: “I am extremely proud of the team work that exists within the nursery.

“This is our second Ofsted that’s been good, and I think the staff, the parents and the pupils should be very proud.”