Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Ofsted rates nursery and forest school ‘outstanding’

THE Bix Montessori School was delighted to learn that in its recent Ofsted inspection it had been awarded

THE Bix Montessori School was delighted to learn that in its recent Ofsted inspection it had been awarded an “outstanding” rating — the highest that can be given.

Owner Sophie Jackson, who started the school four and a half years ago, paid tribute to her dedicated team of teachers — and highly supportive parents — who have made this a great place for children to develop.

Some quotations from the report were as follows:

“Children’s relationships with staff are strong and trusting. Children feel very safe and everyone in the setting is treated with great care and respect. This effectively contributes to children’s very high levels of self esteem and resilience.”

“Children make excellent progress and achieve very well in relation to their starting point. Children gain confidence in speaking, reading and writing, so that by the time they leave the majority are working above the levels typical for their age.”

“Staff encourage children to make independent choices and do as much for themselves as possible. Group activities effectively build understanding of behaviour and personal responsibility. Children have a very good awareness of right and wrong and the standards of behaviour expected of them.”

“Staff use the outdoor spaces exceptionally well and children relish the time they spend outside. Children look out for each other and work together very well. For example, children hold down logs for their friends when it is their turn to handle the saw and great care is taken to ensure that children get a wide range of experiences, such as manipulating tools or cooking over open fires.”

“Children’s attitudes to learning are excellent and their achievement is outstanding as a result. They are prepared exceptionally well for the next stage in their education.”

For more about the nursery and forest school, please call Sophie Jackson on 07795 168293 or email sophie@bixmontessorischool.co.uk

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