Principal's Update - Maylands Celebrates Achievement Milestone
Wednesday 22 Jun 2016
It has been another great term for us at Drapers' Maylands and it is hard to believe near the end of our first academic year. But what a year it has been...We are delighted that our assessments were moderated by the Local Authority last week and our results are 25% higher than the national average: 89% of our pupils are meeting at least age-related expectations in all 17 Early Learning Goals. (National 2015: 64.1%)
In addition to the verification of our assessments, the moderators were clearly impressed and said it was 'the best range of evidence we've seen.' Feedback was extremely positive about the Forest School opportunities and the evidence it provided to demonstrate how well our children are achieving. With the help of our sponsors, we are proud that the Forest School opportunities, which are embedded into our curriculum, sets us apart from all other local schools and allows every one of our pupils to take part in this amazing provision.
The high ratio of practitioners to children makes a difference to children's attainment and well-being, in addition to our systems and policies for a nurturing environment with high expectations for quality learning and behaviour. One of the moderators was so impressed she said that she had 'so many ideas to return to school with' to share in her setting. Another of the strengths noted on the report is the work with parents and their involvement in the school, a positive acknowledgement of what we have set out to do at Maylands for the community.
We are very proud of our staff, who have worked so hard to ensure that the children of Drapers’ Maylands Primary School have a positive and successful start to their school life. Thank you for the support from families and the positive comments and praise which many of you share with us. Working together really is a pleasure and I look forward to celebrating the development and progress your children have made during our Celebration Afternoon on 13th July