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ST EDMUND'S NURSERY SCHOOL

St Edmund's NSCC holds the Inclusion award, the Engaging Families award and the National Quality Standards award for work experience.

The nursery has become a National Teaching School, the lead school for the Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance, and a National Support School

The executive headteacher has become a National Leader of Education, and the headteacher and Assistant Head both Specialist Leaders of Education.

The following training takes place here:

  • Inclusive pedagogy
  • Early years and foundation stage pedagogy and curriculum
  • Early maths
  • Phonics
  • SEND

2015 Ofsted – outstanding

  • The exceptional executive headteacher continues to effectively lead the team in their aspirational goal of nothing but the best will do for the children, families and staff.
  • Children’s behaviour is excellent. Expectations are very high and as a result, children quickly learn to respect each other and work together.
  • Children’s safety is excellent. Children and parents feel very safe in the nursery. As a result, children learn rapidly how to keep themselves safe and are ready to take on new challenges.
  • Teaching is outstanding. Thoughtfully planned activities mean each child learns to the best of their ability. Exceptionally well-delivered small group activities promote excellent early reading and mathematical skills.
  • Achievement is outstanding.
  • Partnerships with parents are outstanding
  • The provision for disabled children and those with special educational needs is extremely well led.

Larger than average - nursery school. It offers 80 full-time equivalent places. Currently, 151 children are on roll and attend part time.

Above average - The school provides specialist resourced provision on behalf of the local authority – level of children with profound needs

Most - of the children are from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Majority - of these are of Pakistani heritage, the proportion of children from other ethnic backgrounds, particularly from Eastern Europe, is increasing.

Almost one half of children are at an early stage of learning to speak English when they join the nursery.

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