Good Ofsted result for Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School, Finchley

Good Ofsted result for new Jewish school

Good Ofsted result for new Jewish school

First published in News Times Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A school has a bright future ahead after it received a good rating in its first ever inspection.

Pupils and staff at Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School, in Stanhope Road, North Finchley, are “incredibly excited” about the report, in which it received education watchdog Ofsted's second highest rating.

Having opened five years ago, it is not yet a full school, but teachers have worked to create a happy environment for the children.

Headteacher Hayley Gross praised the work of deputy headteacher Miriam Kaye.

She said: “We’ve worked so hard to raise the standards of the school and to keep them consistent, so we’re pleased all that’s paid off.

“It doesn’t stop here though – we’re going to keep up the hard work. The children feel very safe, happy and secure here and we’re proud of that.”

The behaviour and safety of the pupils, as well as leadership and management, were both judged to be ‘outstanding’.

Inspectors praised the way teachers know their pupils well and adapt learning to suit individual needs.

However, the school narrowly missed out on being judged outstanding as pupils are not always given time to respond to the teacher’s written feedback about their work, and it is not always neatly presented.

Ms Gross added: “We’re incredibly excited to have been given this rating but we’re working towards an Outstanding result at the next inspection.”

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