Abbey Meads Community Primary School is delighted with the outcome of its recent Ofsted inspection, which recognised the improvements that the school has made in recent times, shifting it from a status of satisfactory to good.
Headteacher Bob Buckley, who has been in post since September 2009, received particular praise for his work in developing an effective leadership and staff team in a relatively short period of time.
The report highlighted high staff morale, improved governance, good teaching and well-planned lessons, as well as the outstanding behaviour of the pupils, as being key to the school’s improvement.
Mr Buckley said, “the school is so vibrant because so many people care very passionately about what we are trying to achieve. Teachers, parents, pupils and many friends of the school work so hard, forming an incredible community team, all geared for success.”
With this huge encouragement, he said the school – which marked the end of its tenth complete year in July – now looks forward to moving from strength to strength as the new academic year gets under way.
Top Celebrating ten years at Abbey Meads in July 2010
Below, cutting the first turf for Abbey Meads primary school in summer 1998, parish councillor Richard Hailstone, right, with Abbey Meads residents’ association chairman Ian Dobie and Swindon Borough councillor Kelvin King
Bottom, September 1999, grand launch by the first children at Abbey Meads Primary