A Golborne primary school that has it very own ‘wellbeing dog’ called Thelma is celebrating after a very positive Ofsted report.
St Thomas’s Church of England Junior and Infant School on Church Street, Golborne, was inspected just before lockdown. Ofsted found it to be ‘Good’ in all areas, and said that children at the school genuinely enjoy learning there.
Inspectors said children were especially keen to tell them all about Thelma – and that their school pet is a key part of St Thomas’s “calm and happy ethos”.
They said there is no bullying at the school and that teachers make sure everyone behaves well. They also noted that staff’s expectations of pupils is high an that by the time the students reach Year 6, their progress in reading, writing and mathematics is better than that of most pupils across the country.
Head teacher Joanne Woods said: “At St Thomas’ Church of England Junior and Infant School we provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment. We ensure all children are motivated to learn and explore, are valued as individuals and encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.”
Find out if St Thomas’s is right for your child
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the school is holding virtual open events this year. You can join online Zoom meetings to meet the teachers and find out more about St Thomas’ school on:
- Thursday 8 October at 1pm.
- Friday 9 October at 10am.
- Thursday 15 October at 4.30pm.
Use the meeting ID: 485 966 7389 and the passcode: 649516.