Poplar Street Primary School in Audenshaw opened as an Academy within our Trust on 1st April 2018.We are very pleased to share that Poplar Street Primary School have been graded as GOOD in every area by Ofsted – September 2022.
Iain Linsdell Headteacher at Poplar Street said, “This aligns with our view of our school and is a useful validation of the hard work our staff do daily to make school a happy and successful place for our children. Most rewarding are the comments used by inspectors which describe school as ‘welcoming, nurturing and caring’ where children feel ‘happy and safe’. This is our principle aim every day as much as it is possible and it is nice to see that inspectors could see that too. Although we are naturally very pleased with the outcome, we know that there are always things that we could do better. We will continue to strive for improvement, keeping happiness and success at our heart.”
Excerpts from the Ofsted report:
Leaders, governors and trustees have built an ambitious curriculum, including in the early years. It is broad and balanced and is commensurate with the national curriculum. The curriculum is successfully designed to help pupils to extend their subject-specific vocabulary in each area.
Governors and trustees successfully hold leaders to account for the quality of education that the school provides.
Leaders, governors and trustees take their safeguarding responsibilities seriously. They have ensured that staff are well trained to protect pupils from harm. Leaders have developed an effective safeguarding team in the school, which includes pastoral workers, counsellors and therapists.
At Poplar Street by working together and aiming high, they:
- Embrace diversity and foster equality and creativity;
- Celebrate all successes and achievements;
- See mistakes as a valuable part of our learning ;
- Provide a supportive, safe, positive and welcoming environment;
- Know that what we do has a significant impact on the community;
- Enjoy rich experiences that enhance and advance our learning;
- Work together to support every individual on their learning journey; and
- Reach for that next step!
“We are delighted to have joined the Victorious Academies Trust family of schools. As a values-driven place of learning, we can see how closely our aims match those of the Trust and we look forward to supporting their vision in fostering happy and highly successful places for learning for the children in our care and for the communities were serve.” Iain Linsdell, Headteacher.