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Ofsted Reports

Balfour Primary Inspection - March 2021

Dear Balfour Families

The governors would like to formally thank and congratulate Simon and his team for the recent Ofsted report which is now on the Ofsted website to view. We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the strengthened leadership in the school and the rapid improvements taking place. Governors continue to support and challenge the school in all areas of the school improvement plan so that all children receive the best experiences in school and this report is part of the evidence we will use to signal that we are clearly heading quickly in the right direction. 

However, we are not complacent, and we highlighted to Ofsted the areas in which we are continuing to focus on. Now all children and staff are back in school we can continue to support Simon as he forges ahead. Despite the challenging times we are in, the school, under Simon's leadership, has demonstrated it has the capacity to be the outstanding school we strive to be, and we thank him for his tireless commitment and drive for improvement.  We await the next Ofsted inspection, which will be a Section 5 inspection where we would expect our current rating of 'requiring improvement' to change. 

Thank you to all families and the community who have continued to support the school through remote learning and closures and to families who responded to the questions posed by Ofsted. We recognise the importance of your voice and we will continue to work with you over the coming years on this exciting journey of improvement. 

Warm regards

Shelley Baker

Chair of Governors