Jarrow school makes it a hat-trick of ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports

Epinay Business and Enterprise School hadteacher Chris Rue an pupils celebrate their outstanding Ofsted.
Epinay Business and Enterprise School hadteacher Chris Rue an pupils celebrate their outstanding Ofsted.

A school in South Tyneside has scored an ‘outstanding’ hat-trick after being scrutinised by education watchdogs.

Epinay Business and Enterprise School was visted by Ofsted inspectors ahead of the Easter break.

Epinay Business and Enterprise School headteacher Chris Rue

Epinay Business and Enterprise School headteacher Chris Rue

During their inspection they observed teaching and learning, spoke with pupils and gathered freedback from parents and carers.

In a report rating the school as ‘outstanding’ inspectors noted: ‘The quality of teaching and assessment is outstanding, teachers plan extremely well to engage interest and develop skills and as a result the progress that pupils make is impressive’.

Chris Rue, who took up the post as head teacher, last year, said “We are delighted with the report and the inspection only validates all the Outstanding work that goes on within Epinay School.”

It is the third time the school in Clervaux Terrace, Jarrow, has been rated as outstanding, with previous inspections carried out in 2010 and 2013.

It is every Chair of Governors dream of having a school team with so much enthusiasm, devotion and passion,

Coun Audrey Huntley

Mr Rue added “I am overwhelmed with this recognition which acknowledges the teamwork of teachers, parents, pupils, governors and local community who support us. This valuable support enables us to consistently deliver the highest educational provision.”

Chair of Governors Coun Audrey Huntley said: “It is every Chair of Governors dream of having a school team with so much enthusiasm, devotion and passion, ensuring our young people achieve the very best they can. “Congratulations to the dedicated team, the children and Governors for all the hard work which collectively has contributed to this Outstanding recognition, truly deserved.

“Epinay School is scaling new heights and setting new standards in education.”

The school caters for those aged four to 19 with a range of special educational and complex needs.