Congratulations from Mark Parkinson for an OUTSTANDING OFSTED

Letter of Congratulations received from Mark Parkinson, Director of Education, CWAC.

Children and Families Directorate
Cheshire West and Chester Council
HQ, 58 Nicholas Street

Mrs Catherine Lewis
Executive Headteacher
The Russett School
Middlehurst Avenue
Dear Catherine

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the outcome of the short Ofsted inspection of The Russet School which took place in July. In doing so, I want to acknowledge all the hard work that will have gone into maintaining the outstanding judgement. I know that this will have been a team effort from you, all the staff, governors, parents and pupils.

The inspection letter was a real pleasure to read and I am certain that you and all those involved with the school will be absolutely delighted that the exceptional quality of what you do and achieve at The Russett School has been recognised yet again. Throughout the letter it is clear that you have created a wonderful environment where your students can flourish. You provide students with a rich curriculum which allows them to experience a wide range of learning opportunities. They are also prepared well for their life beyond The Russett School due to the high standard of careers guidance they receive and the range of work experience opportunities they are able to access. I am also delighted to read that you offer outreach support to schools and that this is valued by those who access it.

It is clear that you and your team continually reflect on how to provide the best for your students as the school continues to evolve and improve. I am sure that given the clarity of the vision you have for your school, you are very clear about how you will progress the ‘next steps’ that were identified. In continuing to move the school forward I am sure you will continue to work in partnership with others, especially mainstream settings to improve outcomes for pupils with additional educational needs.

Thank you once again for your commitment and dedication and please pass on my very best wishes to all your pupils, staff and governors.

Kind regards

Mark Parkinson
Director of Education
Children and Families Directorate

Cheshire West and Chester Council