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Early Years Quality Mark Extract from Report

As you know, at St William of York we pride ourselves on the achievements of our children, families and staff at St William of York. It is with this in mind that I wish to share with you that on Tuesday 7th February, our Early Years Department were awarded the Early Years Quality Mark.


Achieving this Quality mark celebrates the hard work of everyone involved in our Early Years department (Nursery and Reception) and the quality of provision for our young children.


It represents an external validation and acknowledgement of good provision, practice and performance. This award is also recognised by OFSTED.


We have received a report based on the assessment and I would like to take this opportunity to share some excerpts from the document which include;


“This was a very satisfying visit and a privilege to observe the interaction of highly motivated children and adults.”

“Planning is exceptional.”

“The physical environment in the Foundation Stage is stunning and achieves its aim of creating continuity with home as well as creating a calm learning environment.”

“This is a Foundation Stage where strong, reliable attachment relationships were understood.”

“Partnership working between home and school was a clear strength. The ethos was described as welcoming and happy and I was told that children were loved at St William of York.”


As you can imagine, we are delighted to be able to share this success with you all.


Many thanks for your continued support.


Mr M. Murphy


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