Ashmore Park Nursery – Only Gone and Done it Again!

(Image-Headteacher Sue Lacey)

Councillor Phil Bateman MBE said “I am the current Chair of Ashmore Park Nursery School Governors.”

He went onto add “Parents will Know that that school recently  had a visit from Ofsted. They came to inspect our school and the way that the Headteacher Sue Lacey  and her team of teachers and educators organise teach and protect the children, as the children set out from our Nursery School  on their long journey through the education system.

Well I can report now that the School  have only gone and done it again, with Ofsted reporting  for the fourth  time on the trot, that this school remains Outstanding!!

The results of that Ofsted Inspection  -has made me pleased to report, that the School has again – for the fourth Inspection ‘On the Trot’, received the Outstanding accolade”

The fact is that there will not be many schools here in our  City, which will deliver the sort of result, with the same management Team, for four Ofsted Inspections in a row, as our team has done here at Ashmore Park Nursery School!

Councillor Phil Bateman continued “I am so proud of what Mrs Sue Lacey and Jane Paroky , with our  Teachers and Educators, indeed the School Governors, the other staff we employ in our school, have all together achieved. They  have all  played a major role in gaining this result on behalf of the pupils and parents here in our community.

I am sure that when the school returns for the new term. That more information will be made available for parents and those interested in our Nursery Schools progress. In the meantime here is a short extract of what the Ofsted Inspector has written to the Headteacher, and is now a public document.”

“Dear Mrs Lacey Short inspection of Ashmore Park Nursery School Following my visit to the school on 12 March 2019, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education,Children’s Services and Skills to report the inspection findings.

The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be outstanding in February 2015. This school continues to be outstanding. The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your staff are committed to giving children the best start in life. This is done by immersing your staff in researching international best practice.”

I want to urge Parents and others in our Community – Please go onto the Ofsted site (there is a link at the bottom of the page) and read the full Inspection report. It is full of great quotes relating to the way the school teaches our children, the ‘passion’ within  which the teaching  is carried out. The great way the children progress, through the curriculum.  It’s just a great  report!

It goes without saying that if you are a parent and you want the best for your children…Why not enquire with the school to get your child’s name onto the list for entry!

I do hope our community will be as proud of what has been achieved here as I am… Tell me what you think!


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more