Nursery ‘outstanding’ for fourth consecutive time

Headteacher Mrs Jackie Mitchell celebrates a fourth outstanding OFSTED report with some of her pupils at Bradley Nursery School in Nelson (s)
Headteacher Mrs Jackie Mitchell celebrates a fourth outstanding OFSTED report with some of her pupils at Bradley Nursery School in Nelson (s)

A Nelson nursery school is celebrating after being rated as outstanding by Ofsted inspectors for the fourth time running.

Following the inspection, Bradley Nursery School was praised for its strong leadership, staff setting high standards, identifying underperformance quickly and ensuring learning is both purposeful and fun.

Every effort is made to ensure that each child achieves their full potential during their time at Bradley Nursery School

Mrs Jackie Mitchell, Headteacher

Additional government funding was found to be used well to allow underprivileged children to thrive, attendance is monitored with an “eagle eye”, the governing body offers both support and challenge in equal measure and the bright and informative website was also praised.

Going forward, the report stated the nursery website needs to be fully compliant and the governing body should be even more rigorous in its challenge.

Inspector Sheila Iwaskow paid tribute to Bradley Nursery School’s headteacher Mrs Jackie Mitchell saying: “Through your ambition and commitment you have made sure that the outstanding provision and highest outcomes have been maintained. Your school is a happy and inclusive place. Everyone is welcome and each child is recognised as a unique individual.

“Every effort is made to ensure that each child achieves their full potential during their time at Bradley Nursery School. You set high standards and are a positive role model to both staff and children.

“Consequently, staff morale is high and children show a very keen desire to learn. From very low starting points, all groups of children make rapid progress and achieve very well.

“You know your school’s strengths and priorities for improvement exceptionally well. Nothing is left to chance as systems to monitor the progress of different groups of children are rigorous.”

The report comes as Mrs Mitchell prepares to retire, ending her career on a high.

To celebrate her retirement and the outstanding Ofsted report, Mrs Mitchell is holding a party which she would like to invite parents to on Thursday, July 21st.

Parents from both morning and afternoon sessions are welcome to attend and also parents of past pupils. Call 615183 for more information.