Ofsted rated Tang Hall School in York as ‘good’ in all areas
Tang Hall Primary School was rated “good” in all areas after a two-day inspection in March.
The inspectors praised the quality of the curriculum at the school, which has 247 students, saying: “Since the last inspection, the leaders have worked with passion and determination to continue improving the curriculum and student behavior.”
Principal Jo Slack said: “I feel very privileged to be the Principal of Tang Hall Primary School. It is a community of students, their families and school staff dedicated to providing our children with the best possible education and pastoral support through building strong relationships. I am pleased that the inspection team has recognized the hard work since our last inspection.”
During their visit, the inspectors met with the principal, the curriculum leaders, the governors and the students. conducted extensive reviews of early reading, math, science, physical education and history; and examined backup records, attendance counts, curriculum and policies.
Highlighting what the school is doing well, the inspectors noted: “Warm and supportive relationships exist between students and staff.”
“The students are safe at school. Students have a good understanding of bullying and are confident that teachers will solve any problems that arise.
“Leaders provide students with opportunities to build resilience, experience enrichment, and explore the wider world through their CREW activities.”
The strengths of the school’s newly designed curriculum were recognized in the report, which stated, “Leaders recognize that speech, language and communication difficulties can be a barrier to student learning.” he takes this problem into account.” “The mathematics curriculum is a strength of the school. Leaders have developed a range of materials to help teachers implement math teaching effectively.”
The inspectors also recognized the school’s positive relationships with parents and carers, stating: “Staff develop strong relationships with parents. Early childhood teachers welcome parents into the classroom at the beginning of each day to share in their child’s learning.”
The report states that in some foundation subjects, the work that teachers impose on students is sometimes too limited and does not cover the curriculum, and in some cases the work required of students does not allow them to fully complete it to demonstrate the depth of their understanding.
The school has been part of the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust since May 2017 and was last inspected in February 2020 and also received the grade “good”.
Chair of Governors Jacqueline Walsh said: “We are all delighted that the Ofsted Inspectors were able to recognize the hard work that has gone into transforming the curriculum and strengthening behavioral systems at Tang Hall Primary School.” We particularly appreciate the warm and supportive relationships between teachers and students. Special thanks to Ms. Slack and her team for their dedication and tenacity, and to the Pathfinder MAT for their support as we continue our journey of improvement.”
Andrew Daly, CEO of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust said: “Well done to the staff, governors, students and families at Tang Hall. This is a well deserved result and a reflection of the continued hard work and dedication of the entire school community. I am particularly pleased that the report highlights the excellent work done by Ms. Slack and her team in developing the school’s curriculum and recognizes the role of school leaders and trust in supporting the school’s improvement journey.”
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23524679.tang-hall-school-york-judged-good-areas-ofsted/?ref=rss Ofsted rated Tang Hall School in York as ‘good’ in all areas