Dear Parents and Carers,
As you will see in the report the school is graded on five individual criteria and receives an overall judgement on effectiveness.
I am disappointed to tell you that the judgement made about our overall effectiveness in the recent inspection was ‘Requires Improvement’.
Specifically for each criterion we received the following judgements:
Effectiveness of leadership and management: Requires improvement
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Requires improvement
Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Requires improvement
Outcomes for pupils: Requires improvement
Early years provision: Good
We are all very disappointed that the Ofsted inspection process didn’t allow the experience that pupils, staff and parents have every day at Green Lane to shine through. We are, however, determined to continue ‘nurturing potential in everyone’ whilst we press ahead with improvements identified by the Inspectors and our own self-evaluation.
Today your child will come home with a leaflet we have prepared which unpicks the report in more depth and also explains the areas we will focus on going forward.
I am sure you will have questions about both the report and our next steps to secure further improvement. We have prepared a ‘question and answer’ document for your reference and I would like to invite you to attend a presentation for parents about what these judgements mean. The presentation will take place on Tuesday 6th June at 9a.m. and Wednesday 7th June at 7p.m. and you are welcome to attend either session.
Representatives from the leadership team, governing body and the local authority will be present to talk through our plans for improvement and answer any questions you may have. If you have specific questions you would like addressing during this meeting or ahead of this meeting, please do email them directly to
It is always disheartening to hear less than wholly positive feedback and we are sure you will share in our disappointment. As a Headteacher, I speak for myself and all my staff when I say we are committed to the welfare and progress of the pupils of Green Lane and also to the joy they take in their education. We take our roles as educators extremely seriously and are proud to work with your children.
Undergoing a challenging inspection has not affected this passion and we will use the experience to focus our energies, resources and efforts in securing further improvements to the provision we offer at Green Lane Primary and Nursery School. I would like to thank you for your continued support and reassure you that your faith is us is not misplaced.
Yours sincerely,
Mrs. S. Berlemont


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