THE new head teacher of a Jersey primary has gained the ‘wholehearted support’ of the school community, despite a ‘significant’ turnover of staff in the past year, according to a report.
A recent review of St John’s primary school, now led by Jamie Hazley, highlighted that the welfare and personal development of pupils was ‘promoted well’ and that pupils showed ‘exemplary behaviour’ in lessons.
It added: ‘The new head teacher had very quickly gained the wholehearted support of the school community. He has accurately analysed the many strengths of the school and the necessary areas for development.
‘Leaders appreciate that some aspects of the school development plan need refinement. There has been a significant turnover of staff over the last year. Leaders have provided training and effective teamwork which ensure that pupils are consistently well taught by skilled practitioners.’
School reviews take place every three years.
Mr Hazley said: ‘As a head teacher leading the school through the review process for the first time, I’d like to thank the school community for their support, and the reviewers for their professionalism.
‘I am pleased that the review team identified our focus on consistent teaching practice, and our emphasis on developing supportive relationships with pupils.
‘I welcome the recommendations in this review, and will be working together with the Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department to respond to them.’
The specific needs of individuals with special educational needs or disabilities were well addressed at the school, according to the review, which said: ‘Pupils here attain standards that compare well at all ages with other schools on the Island.’