West Berkshire Celebrate Ofsted 'Outstanding' Rating

July 25, 2017

 NEWBURY 25th July 2017

Staff, Volunteers and Trustees of Dingley’s Promise are celebrating the news of an ‘Outstanding’ grading of their West Berkshire Centre from the Ofsted inspection on the 4th July 2017.

The inspectors were particularly impressed with the ‘high quality teaching ensuring that staff can swiftly identify and plan for children’s individual needs’.  The inspectors noted that ‘staff use their exceptional expertise in assessing progress to celebrate children’s achievements and keep parents and others informed of what they are working towards next’.

They made a special mention that ‘every child is valued as an individual’ and ‘staff showed exceptional respect for the children and an unfailing determination for them to succeed’.  They noted the ‘extremely calm, nurturing environment and how well children respond to the caring and sensitive interactions from their key person’.  As such inspectors found that ‘children of all abilities are well challenged and make outstanding progress’.

Inspectors regarded ‘partnerships with other professionals as exceptionally effective’, which in turn ensure ‘successful safeguarding of children’s welfare’.  Overall the leadership from the Manager set the tone; ‘passionate with conviction’, which inspires and motivates the whole team.

Louise Farmer, Manager of West Berkshire Centre said ‘As my first inspection as the Manager at Dingley’s Promise West Berkshire Centre, I am thrilled with the ‘Outstanding’ grading.  I commend the exceptional dedication of my staff team, working together to achieve the best start for every child.’

Aimee Read, Operations Manager commented ‘We are extremely proud of the incredible hard work and achievements of the West Berkshire team to secure their ‘Outstanding’ grading.  The Ofsted report and comments are reflective of how dedicated the team are in supporting children and their families.’

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