Splendid Inspection result for Temple Mill

Staff and parents at Temple Mill Primary School based in Strood are celebrating the outcome of their recent Ofsted inspection in which the school secured a “Good” judgement under all headings.

Temple Mill Primary School joined The Howard Academy Trust in December 2015 after being placed in Special Measures by Ofsted.  The school has now been praised by Ofsted inspectors; “school leaders share an unremitting desire to provide the very best for pupils at Temple Mill.  Together, leaders work tenaciously to evaluate carefully what the school does well and what could be even better.  Teaching is strong and pupils’ behaviour is good throughout the school.  Pupils are respectful of each other and work hard in their lessons”.

The Ofsted inspection, which took place in October this year, found that standards of education have improved significantly since joining The Howard Academy Trust.

Included in the report were comments to inspectors from parents/carers and pupils about how much the school has changed for the better.  These included “my son is excelling at Temple Mill.  He enjoys going to school, has a positive attitude to learning and always strives to do his best” and “the school is like one big family where we all get along happily together”.  The Howard Academy Trust have worked vigorously with school leaders at Temple Mill since sponsoring the academy in December 2015.  This has ensured that standards improved and that pupils left the school fully equipped for the next stage of their education journey.

Ofsted noted in their report that “the Trust has been instrumental in supporting Temple Mill over time. It provides a range of assistance that helps the school go from strength to strength”.  They continued saying “the Trust has high aspirations for all pupils and willingly provides investment in time, expertise and money to ensure that overall outcomes continue to rise.”

Paul Morris (Chief Executive) of The Howard Academy Trust commented that “I am delighted with the Ofsted report which indicates that Temple Mill is not just a good school but a very good school delivering the quality education that pupils and parents/carers deserve”.

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