There has been good news for two of our Education institutions in Church Ward recently. Ridgeway Primary School on Hillbrow received a Good Ofsted rating, fully deserved after the great work of the staff lead by Head teacher Jacky Steele. The report found the school good in all areas and particularly praised pupils relish in reading for pleasure. Huge congratulations to all!
Congratulations also to Barry Wren and his team at New Directions Adult education service located on Northumberland Avenue who also recently received a Good Ofsted rating. The report said learners benefit from high quality careers information, advice and guidance to help them.
There was also a farewell to one of South Reading’s education institutions. John Cosgrove had been head at Christ The King School on Northumberland Avenue for over a decade, helping countless numbers of children get the best start to their educational career through his dedication to inclusivity, passion for education and determination. A well earned retirement awaits!