As a Church of England School we are inspected both by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and the National Society for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). In the 2013 SIAS Inspection the school was judged to be “Outstanding” and I am delighted to report that following our recent SIAMS Inspection January 2018, the school was judged to be "Outstanding" again. Comments from the inspection include:
"The commitment and vision of the headteacher, is confidently supported by her staff and governors. This results in highly effective leadership and management of Goudhurst and Kilndown as a distinctive and inclusive church school."
"The learning environment, both inside and outside the school building, makes a significant contribution to the spiritual development of pupils."
"The behaviour of all learners is exceptional. All relationships are underpinned by a mutual respect for each individual, reflecting the Christian character and values of the school."
"Pupils also have an opportunity to develop independence, team work and self-confidence through the forest school. The associated outdoor activities enable them to set aspirational goals for themselves with impact on their subsequent achievement in class."
We are extremely proud of this judgement and are working to build further on the strong links between the Church and school. You can read the full report by following clicking on the icon below.
This term year 6 will be looking at the Woodland Trust Charter for Trees, Woods and People. They will be encouraged each week to participate in activities linked with the charter.
This week they were encourage to help build up the deadwood hedge - to help maintain an obvious boundary for our younger children; to prevent them wandering too far away, and to help reduce the number of visiting dogs off the footpath!
Watch this video to observe the teamwork:
Thank you to all the parents, Mrs Stanford and Mr Stanford for all their support last weekend improving our Forest School. Particular thanks must go to Rob Tywman for donating two truck loads of bark chipping! We were very fortunate with the weather and i was delighted wth the 23,000 steps recorded on my fitbit by the end of the day! If you would like to help in future 'Make, Do and Mend' sessions, please contact the office and leave your details:
What an amazing evening! The children of Y5 this week performed the Tempest at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells. Their performance was described as being "Magical, Mysterious and Marvellous." All the children spoke confidently and clearly, indeed their was vocal energy and their timing was excellent. Well done to everyone and thank you to Miss Wilkins and her team for all their hardwork preparing the children. I am a very proud Headteacher!
I would also like to extend my gratitude and pass on a huge thank you to Robyn Weaver and Sean Gilder for the enormous amount of time and patience they so freely gave in the preparation of what truly was an amazing performance on Wednesday evening. I would also like to thank Mark Payne for all of his help with light and sound and also to Shereen Shimmin for her help with the costumes.
We are so lucky to have such a talented and generous parents in our school community.
Well done to everyone involved in our end of KS2 production. The clue is definitely in the name, it was truly an AMAZING production. It was hilariously funny, the children spoke and acted confidently, the costumes, scenery and props were fantastic, the dancing had such energy and the singing simply raised the roof.
Thank you particularly to Mrs Mileham for being such a good sport leading the encore wearing her PANTS!