Message from Cllr Carpenter
Cllr Carpenter visited William Bellamy today - read what she thought of our school:
Thank you again for your time today when I visited William Bellamy Primary School with Stephen Noon.
I learnt so much from you, and from your teachers talking about their work. I am immensely impressed with the huge improvement in Key Stage 2 SATs and your explanation for this including the focus on data, getting the middle leaders taking ownership of the data, and providing a structure of cover to enable staff to do the work needed.
The atmosphere in the school is inspiring. Both in the playground and in classrooms, I saw happy, focussed and well-behaved children. You and your staff are transparent about both your successes and where you need to improve. You are prepared to experiment, be creative, and take risks to see what works to drive up standards and to meet the needs of pupils and their families. You have an inspiring vision of the place of the school in its local area. I look forward to seeing how the parents hub in the playground develops.
It was a pleasure to meet Kelsey Clark-Davies and other teachers. I wish you all a good summer and look forward to seeing you in the Autumn.
Evelyn Carpenter | Cabinet Member for Education and Schools