Thomas Harding Junior School Ofsted Success

On the 9th and 10th November, Thomas Harding Junior School became the first school to have an inspection by Ofsted since joining Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust. We would all like to offer our warmest congratulations to Ms Nugent, all of her team and their wonderful pupils as Thomas Harding  was judged as continuing to be a good school. Good A good school provides well for the needs of its pupils and prepares them effectively for the next stage of their education or employment.

The inspector noted that Pupils are happy and love coming to Thomas Harding school. This school has a positive buzz of excitement as pupils engage readily with their learning. They are safe and looked after well. Pupils are at the heart of everything staff do. Leaders make sure that every child is valued. Consequently, pupils are proud of their school, and they thrive.

The learning environment is vibrant. Motivating displays celebrate the academic and wider curriculum. Staff have high expectations for what pupils can achieve. This is an energising place to be. Pupils do well because of a carefully constructed curriculum underpinned by the school's values of aspiration, success, pride, integrity, resilience and equality. The school's values are truly lived by everyone day to day.

They were also impressed with the school leaders who “at all levels are highly effective and believe that their staff are the vital resource. They make sure that staff workload is managed effectively. A strong team ethos shines through this school. The teachers and support staff are willing to go the extra mile to benefit all pupils". Parents were also full of praise for what the school does for their children. As one parent said, 'Thomas Harding is a wonderful school. The staff are so warm and friendly and inspire my children'.