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Outstanding Ofsted Result for Rebecca Cheetham Nursery and Children’s Centre

Following an Ofsted Inspection carried out by Her Majesty’s Inspectors on the 3rd-4th October, Rebecca Cheetham Nursery and Children’s Centre in Stratford, East London, was judged as “outstanding”.

In their report, inspectors commented on the Nursery’s “wonderful engaging activities,” “vibrant indoor and outdoor spaces,” and described the school as “an oasis of calm, purposeful learning” where “children learn the importance of doing their very best.”

In the Ofsted school inspection framework, schools are judged on four categories: the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management. The school was judged as demonstrating outstanding practice in all four areas.

Rebecca Cheetham is a nursery school that caters for 2, 3 and 4 year old children. The School also has a Children’s Centre that offers a range of different activities for people in the local community. The school works in close partnership with The Tapscott Learning Trust and Newham Nursery Schools.

Following the inspection, Head Teacher Rohan Allen said, “"I can safely say that the team of staff at Rebecca Cheetham are some of the most committed, dedicated and caring people I have worked with. They have a real love for the school and that makes all the difference when we get that Ofsted call.”

“We don't feel like we need to prepare for an Ofsted inspection as we are always prepared. We know how to look out for and protect our children. And we know our children as the unique individuals they are and how to help them in their next steps in their learning."

During the two day inspection, Her Majesty’s Inspectors met with the headteacher, members of the senior leadership team, staff, governors and children, as well as interrogating documentation and observing activities and learning in books.

In their findings, the inspectors noted that, “No sense of complacency exists at the school, and all are firmly committed to the school’s motto of ‘Forging forces to give children the best start in life’.

Full Ofsted Report can be found here