Good marks for pupils’ club

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AN out of school club has been awarded a ‘good’ Of­sted rat­ing.

The Kool Out Of School club, based at Marl­bor­ough Pri­mary School, was graded ‘good’ in all three key ar­eas – ef­fec­tive­ness of lead­er­ship and man­age­ment, qual­ity of teach­ing and learn­ing and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment, be­hav­iour and wel­fare.

The club em­ploys five staff and opens from Mon­day to Fri­day, 7.30am to 8.50am, and from 3.20pm to 6pm dur­ing term time. It is also open from 8am to 6pm in school hol­i­days.

In­spec­tors who vis­ited the club said: “Staff use their qual­i­fi­ca­tions and ex­pe­ri­ence well to pro­vide good qual­ity ex­pe­ri­ences tai­lored to chil­dren’s in­ter­ests.”

In­spec­tors also found the man­ager and staff worked well to­gether to iden­tify ar­eas of weak­ness.

Their re­port stated: “All staff have at­tended safe­guard­ing train­ing. They have a good aware­ness of the pro­ce­dures that are in place to iden­tify risks to chil­dren and pro­tect them from harm.”

Par­ents were also, in­spec­tors re­ported, ‘ex­tremely com­pli­men­tary’ about the club, and staff were praised for be­ing ‘pos­i­tive role mod­els.’

In­spec­tors said: “They pro­vide chil­dren with lots of praise and en­cour­age­ment and cel­e­brate their achieve­ments.”

To be graded ‘out­stand­ing’, in­spec­tors said, staff in­ter­ac­tions needed to be fur­ther raised so chil­dren gained as much as pos­si­ble from the club.

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