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Good Ofsted report for Lowton afterschool club

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Jumping Jacks Afterschool Club, based at Church Lane Community Centre in Lowton, is celebrating after Ofsted declared it to be ‘Good’ in their latest inspection.

The report found Jumping Jacks to be Good in all areas, and highlighted the improvements made since the previous inspection, when Ofsted judged the provision to be ‘Inadequate’.

On its most recent visit, Ofsted’s inspectors said children attending Jumping Jacks Afterschool Club “enjoy their time at the club and show high levels of engagement”. Staff help children to develop their language skills and children communicate confidently. Inspectors drew attention to the range of activities that children can take part in and said that staff enlist the help of the children to help them plan ideas for activities.

Safeguarding arrangements at Jumping Jacks were found by inspectors to be ‘effective’, and it was noted that all staff have now attended safeguarding training. Inspectors found that children attending the club feel happy and safe, and settle quickly after arriving. They said staff at Jumping Jacks are “good role models and help children learn to be kind and respectful to each other”. Ofsted also praised the charity efforts of Jumping Jacks Afterschool Club, who have raised money for various good causes through raffles and bake sales.

Effectiveness of the leadership and management at the club was judged to be ‘Good’ and inspectors stressed that the manager and staff had “worked diligently together” since the last inspection to act on all the points that needed improvement. Inspectors said the manager now had a targeted plan for continuous improvement and that parents speak highly of staff at the club, commenting positively on the varied range of activities that their children enjoy there.

About Jumping Jacks Afterschool Club

Jumping Jacks Afterschool Club was established in 2003 and is open weekdays during term time from 3-6pm.
You can find out more about the club on their website – and the latest Ofsted inspection is available to read in full on the Ofsted website.

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