So what does Ofsted say?
In our most recent Ofsted Inspection in January 2012, Bygrove was judged ‘Outstanding’ in all the 4 areas of Achievement, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour & Safety and Leadership & Management. Overall Effectiveness was therefore ‘Outstanding’.
Here’s just some of what the inspectors had to say:
How about our School Improvement Partners?
What about the press?
What do others say?
Frances Jessie, May 2023 (Visit focus: Restorative approaches & Behaviour at Bygrove)
The LETTA Trust was awarded the Platinum Award!
The LETTA Trust, made up of Bygrove and Stebon Primary Schools, has been awarded Platinum accreditation against Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.
Mathew Filbee, the IIP assessor commented “All those interviewed agreed that professionalism, learning and coaching, expertise, collaboration, teamwork, innovation and the people culture are what make the LETTA Trust the success it is today and they are happy working there.”
“The school cultures have evolved and even more managers have been developed and are adopting the same ‘people first’ philosophy as the Leadership team, so that both centrally and in local teams everyone reported an even more positive and engaging working culture.”
The assessor also stated, “As an accredited SCITT, Apprenticeship provider and Kickstart Gateway organisation LETTA is delivering a huge amount to the benefit of education in Tower Hamlets and beyond.”
In conclusion, Mathew Filbee added:
“The positive ethos of LETTA is lived day-in, day-out and is focused on the whole person, both for children and staff.”
“The LETTA Trust is seen as being a friendly organisation that cares deeply about its staff and lives the ethos it has defined for itself. It has very high standards, but this is matched by high levels of care and support for people, both pupils and staff.”
Therefore, “The result of this assessment confirms that the commitment to people, both the pupils who attend The LETTA Trust and to staff, is genuine and is applied with levels of maturity.
2022: IQM Flagship School title retained
We are delighted to announce that Bygrove School continues to be one of just 100 schools to have retained the IQM Flagship Status this year. IQM provides nationally recognised validation of inclusive practice and commitment to educational inclusion in schools.
Stella Bailey, the IQM assessor commented “LETTA Trust schools are committed to working in partnership and learning from each other. They strive to give children the best chance of happiness and success at school and beyond; to growing active citizens with a strong moral compass who will make a positive difference in the world”
“Bygrove Primary School is a happy and harmonious community, relationships within the school community and externally with partners and the local community are outstanding. Children clearly love their school and they love learning.”
The assessor also stated, “Bygrove ensures a consistently high standard of pupil behaviour in lessons, in the playground and around school buildings. Leaders promote inclusive practice in school and monitor the quality of inclusive practice, in particular its impact on pupil achievement.”
In conclusion, Stella Bailey added:
“The school’s excellent team of teachers and support staff continue to work tirelessly to meet the needs of the children and families and they provide invaluable provide support each other in order to deal with the most challenging of circumstances whilst continually developing its excellent practice on inclusion and is sharing its practice with other schools well beyond the school gates in some instances.”