Ofsted 2022

19 January 2023 

Dear Thamesmead School parents/carers,  

I am very pleased to let you know that, following the visit by Ofsted on 16 & 17 November 2022, Thamesmead School continues to be judged as a good school.  

This result, coming after over 2 ½ years of the massive disruption caused by Covid to pupils’ education, is testimony to the hard work and dedication of all the school’s staff. 

Ofsted were very complimentary: “This is a school with a strong sense of community. The school sets high standards. Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum.”  

And most importantly: “The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Governors and senior leaders ensure that safeguarding is well led across the school.” 

As well as the two areas mentioned in the report identifying what the school needs to do to improve (ensure any gaps in learning following staffing changes are filled; and too few pupils are taking a modern foreign language in Key Stage 4) the Ofsted inspector also provided detailed verbal feedback to the Senior Leadership Team and the Governors.  

Whilst the report is very positive, there is no room for complacency and plans have been made to follow up any suggestions for how the school could be even better.  

Every day brings new challenges for the Senior Leadership Team, and all the staff, who should be congratulated for the work they do on a daily basis to help make Thamesmead, a school where “The school is a safe place for pupils to learn”. 

Thank you, 

Bill Kerr 

Thamesmead School – Chair of Governors 


Thamesmead School – Ofsted Report 2022

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