Gravesend and Dartford schools headteachers ‘hard work’ recognised

Headteachers who have improved their schools and achieved a ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ Ofsted inspection are being recognised by Kent County Council at celebration events across the county.

There are 60 schools in Kent, including in Dartford and Gravesend, which have improved their performance from their previous Ofsted inspection or have maintained their ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ grade since September 2012.

Patrick Leeson, Kent County Council, director of education, said “We want Kent to be a place where families thrive and all children learn and develop well from the earliest years so that they are ready to succeed at school, have excellent foundations for learning and are equipped for achievement in life, no matter what their background.

“Achieving this ambition is not possible without the hard work of school leaders, governors and school staff, and these schools are shining examples of what that looks like in practice. One of our top priorities is to ensure every child and young person in Kent can attend a good school.“

The Dartford schools which are all recognised as ‘good’ are Gateway Community Primary School, Bean Primary School, Sutton-at-Hone Primary, Wentworth Primary School, West Hill Primary School and Dartford Science and Technology College.

The Gravesham schools which are listed as ‘good’ are Shorne CEP School, Shears Green Junior, Westcourt Primary, Northfleet School for Girls and Northfleet Technology College. Cobham Primary School is also listed as ‘outstanding’.

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