We welcomed into our school this week a number of important visitors. A team of Ofsted Inspectors visited Michael Faraday to find out how the school has been able to achieve two consecutive ‘outstanding’ Ofsted reports in recent years. Michael Faraday has been named by the Ofsted team as one of the “top twenty schools in the country.”
“Michael Faraday School is a model of how children from different backgrounds can work together,” praised the Ofsted inspectors.
This is wonderful news for our school community to celebrate. We are extremely proud of our achievements, but realise that we need to continue to excel, especially so with the new school building on schedule for opening in September 2010.
“We have an amazing team who know where we want to go,” said Head Teacher Karen Fowler. “We have got the right sort of people on board with a shared vision of what we are trying to achieve at the school. We also have fantastic parents.”
Our week was rounded off with yet more recognition of the hard work undertaken by our children and staff. Southwark Council leader Nick Stanton commented: “I am extremely proud of the achievements. I hope this becomes the model for schooling in Southwark, and an example to others nationally.”
As we reflect on our recent achievements, now is also a time for everyone in the Michael Faraday family to look ahead to our exciting new future. Recent visitors to the school have commented on the pace of change in the construction of the new school building. Staff arrive each morning, greeted by an ever-changing school skyline!
You can see how much progress has been made on the new school building in the photo gallery below.