The children have all settled in well this Spring term, the Meadows have been busy looking at the story of the Three Little Pigs. They have taken part in a variety of activities based on this story, such as, painting the Three Little Pigs. The children have also spent some time outside collecting sticks and twigs to make their own versions of the stick house from the story. The tough trays have also fitted with this theme by having straw and toy farmyard animals for the children to play with. For mark making the children have been practising ghost writing their names.
Dear Parents / Carers,
We are writing to inform you that our Ofsted report for The Meadows setting from December has been published on the Ofsted Website. News coverage about the report will appear in the Hertfordshire Mercury, which you may see.
The Meadows is run by the Meads Management Group, which operates separately, but in close partnership with the school. The Meads setting (which provides breakfast club, after school club and holiday care) was not part of the inspection.
The care and well-being of the children is of paramount importance to us and there is a strong recognition of the really important features that you, as parents and carers would want to see in an effective setting. In particular, we welcome the acknowledgement that ‘the children are well cared for’; ‘behaviour and relationships are good’; ‘that personal development is well promoted’; the ‘children are confident and happy’ and ‘the setting has a strong partnership with Mill Mead School’.
The report suggests that certain aspects of the Meadows setting require improvement. This is an indication of how high the bar has now risen at Ofsted. We take very seriously this view and have already taken action to ensure safeguarding issues have been addressed.
The positive comments in this report, your support of the setting as shown in our own surveys, as well as our continual drive to improve will ensure that we are not complacent in our focus.
Please find link to Ofsted report which took place on 9th December 2015, and our response attached to this post.
If you have any feedbackor queries regarding the report, or would like to speak with anyone from the Committee or management team, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Meads Management Committee
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