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Hounslow: outstanding education

Hounslow Council is a local authority leading the way in primary education.

Hounslow is one of two local authorities in the report to show one of the highest percentage of rapid improvement in primary education during the last 12 months. It has 87 per cent of pupils in the borough attending good or outstanding schools, an increase of 17% from last year.

The report also cited excellent practice in one of the Local Authority’s Primary Schools.

The leadership and management at Beavers Community Primary School which was deemed as outstanding at all levels” in its Ofsted report,  has been highlighted as a best practice example in the Chief Inspector of Schools’ annual report.

The accolade for the Hounslow school appeared in the report as an example of a primary school reaching high and consistent levels.

The report highlighted a number of areas that the Arundel Road school excels in, including a drive for improvement from management and staff which has led to a respectful and secure learning environment, enabling pupils to achieve at the highest levels.

Inspectors also praised the school for having a high-quality system to monitor pupil’s achievements and progress, including those in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Beavers’ Headteacher Dee Scott said: “We’re delighted and honoured that our hard work and achievements as a Hounslow school have been recognised at a national level.”

The school has now become the leading partner in the London Diocese Board of School’s Rapid Improvement Group, which focuses on continuing improvement for schools in all areas.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, Hounslow Council said: “This is something everyone at Beavers Community Primary School should be extremely proud of, congratulations to all staff, pupils and parents.

“Learning in a safe and happy environment is critical to students reaching their potential and achieving their academic and vocational goals.

“Hounslow Council pledged to invest in education and provide a better choice of schools for our local children so they have the best start in life. This report shows that our schools are helping to provide brighter futures for our children.”

The full report is available at www.ofsted.gov.uk

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