PUPILS and teachers are feeling top of the class after a South Tyneside nursery was judged “outstanding” by Government inspectors.
Clervaux Nursery, in Clervaux Terrace, Jarrow, received across-the-board pra-ise after an Ofsted inspection in March.
Inspectors heaped praise on the headteacher and staff, and said the nursery’s 78 pupils were “inspired” by the quality of education they received.
It is believed the Ofsted report is the most positive the nursery has received.
The Ofsted report stated: “This is an outstanding school. The headteacher’s passion and high ambition inspires the whole staff. This ensures the school provides the very best for each child.
“Children’s achievement, from low starting points, is outstanding.
“They learn extremely well because the school has a clear view of just how successful children can be.”
Ofsted also rated teaching at the school as “outstanding,” calling the the six-strong teaching staff “accomplished professionals, keen to extend their skills and expertise through the sharing of good practice and completing relevant training”.
Children’s behaviour at the school was similarly described as “outstanding,” with pupils being well prepared to move on to a reception class. Headteacher Michelle Dixon said: “Everyone involved in the nursery is ecstatic about our ‘outstanding’ grading, and I would personally like to thank the staff, our children and families, our strong governing body and the local authority for their ongoing support in making the nursery the massive success that it is.
“We have had some extremely positive feedback from our families, with some of our parents commenting that it is the best report they have ever read.
“I am absolutely delighted with the outcome, as it is testament to all of the hard work that has taken place over the past three years.”
Clervaux Nursery was rated “good” after its previous Ofsted inspection and staff have worked hard, with parental support, to boost standards.