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Ofsted Inspection

West Croft Junior School will be undergoing an Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October.

Please read the document School Inspections: A guide for parents for more information about how this effects you.


 'Achievement': this is the final word in our school mission statement and it is placed there as the intended outcome of 'Enjoyment' and 'Learning'.

For us as teachers, pupils achieving their full potential (or even beyond) is why most of us came into the profession in the first place; the chance to influence the lives of the children in order that they can take their place in the wider world equipped with the skills and attitude to shape their own future and not to have their future shaped for them.

A couple of years ago I came across a poem by Christopher Logue that to me summed up everything that inspirational teaching could and should be: daring, challenging and enabling children to achieve what they never felt was possible. Here's the poem:



Come to the Edge


Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It's too high!
And they came,
And he pushed,
And they flew.

It really does all start with good teaching...