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Lightcliffe Out of School club which has been rated good by ofsted inspectors
Lightcliffe Out of School club which has been rated good by ofsted inspectors

LIGHTCLIFFE Out of School Club, settling well into its new premises, has been rated as “good” by Ofsted inspectors.

Kat Scrimshaw, club co-ordinator, said it was its first Ofsted inspection at the new premises at Lightcliffe CE Primary School, Wakefield Road, and the highest mark they had received from the regulator.

“We have really pushed ourselves this time to make sure that the paperwork was in the right place because that was an area for improvement. We have the contacts now at the school who are able to help us.

“We have been working closely with organisations to show that we are doing our best and aiming for better each time.”

The out of school club moved to the premises 12 months ago after 11 years at Christ Church, Lightcliffe. “It was a really good report that we received from Ofsted. The only area for improvement was paperwork but we are working with the school. Although we do communicate well with them we just need to document this.”

Inspector Paula Fretwell said the club promotes children’s care and learning in fun ways and they enjoy their time there.

“The staff team has secure knowledge and understanding of the Early Years Foundation stage,” she said.

“Children’s individual needs are met in all aspects of care and learning and there is a positive attitude towards the inclusion of all children.

“Partnerships with parents and others are positive and address children’s care and well-being. Monitoring systems are not fully in place to enable the provider to identify the setting’s strengths and areas to improve.”