We are very sad to announce the passing away on Sunday of our very highly regarded colleague, Mr Jim Cleaver.
A Newmarket primary school has been praised for creating a “happy and caring” learning environment by Ofsted inspectors.
Laureate Community Academy, in Exning Road, has maintained its ‘Good’ rating following an inspection last month.
The vision of the leadership team at the school, pupils’ well-being, safeguarding and governance were all saluted in the report.
David Perkins, headteacher of Laureate Community Academy, said: “We are delighted to have maintained our Good rating.
“This is testimony to the hard work of so many – staff, parents, pupils, governors and supporters of the school.
“We are very proud of the education we are providing, in and out of the classroom, and we will continue to work hard to ensure the best possible outcomes for all our students.”
As well as praising the school’s leadership for maintaining a good quality of education, a feature of the report was the “high priority” given to pupils’ well-being.
The inspectors wrote: “All adults want pupils to achieve their best in the school’s happy and caring environment. Pupils know that adults will listen to their concerns and provide them with any help that they need.
“Several parents commented on how their children had grown in confidence, made academic progress and have opportunities to take on responsibilities.
“Pupils relish the chance to take on responsibilities through being members of the school council, house captains, eco-leaders, librarians or early years helpers.”
The report also highlighted the role the Unity Schools Partnership has played in further enhancing the school’s development while pupils were described as “polite, confident and welcoming to visitors”.