Primary school in Cradley Heath ‘continues to be a good school’. Inspectors note that ‘pupils are happy’ and ‘proud of their learning’. Staff are said to be ‘ambitious for children’ and have created a ‘welcoming and exciting’ learning environment.
Pupils and staff at Timbertree Academy are celebrating after retaining a ‘Good’ rating and receiving highly encouraging feedback in their most recent Ofsted report.
After their visit last month, inspectors drew attention to the school’s ‘welcoming and exciting’ learning environment and praised pupils for their positive attitude to lessons. They noted that ‘pupils are happy, proud of their learning, confident they are doing well and ambitious’. Inspectors went on to outline pupils’ good behaviour, saying they are ‘incredibly polite and welcoming’ and ‘respect the feelings and values of others’.
Likewise, inspectors were highly complimentary of teachers and leaders across the school. They said that leaders are ‘ambitious for all pupils’ and provide ‘opportunities for out-of-classroom learning’, including a ‘wide range of trips, visits and activities’. Inspectors felt that teaching in the early years and provision for children with special educational needs are particularly strong, with the school ensuring ‘all children’s needs are met’.
Timbertree Academy joined United Learning, the national group of primary and secondary schools, in 2013, alongside nearby Corngreaves Academy. Since then, both schools have continued to go from strength to strength, with Timbertree’s recent Ofsted report confirming this.
Michelle Green, Executive Headteacher at Timbertree Academy, said:
“All of us at Timbertree Academy are delighted with the feedback in this report, confirming that we continue to be a ‘Good’ school. It is particularly pleasing to read that inspectors saw how happy, confident and ambitious our pupils are and how much they enjoy their learning.
“I am immensely proud of all the staff and could not ask for a harder working team. Likewise, it is thanks to the support of governors and parents that we are able to provide such a warm, welcoming and rich learning environment for our pupils. We look forward to building on all that we currently offer so that children throughout our local community can continue to benefit in the years to come.”
Darran Ellison-Lee, Director of Primary Education at United Learning, said:
“Congratulations to Timbertree Academy on their most recent Ofsted report. The pupils were a credit to themselves, the school and their families throughout the visit and should be very proud. This report is testament to the hard work and commitment of the school’s staff under the strong leadership of Michelle Green who are providing pupils with the best education possible.
“We are very proud to have Timbertree Academy in our group and we look forward to continuing to support the school.”