Kisharon Noé School is a Good school.
Following its first Ofsted under the new inspection framework, the school was delighted to receive a ‘Good’ rating across every category, with the report highlighting how pupils are put ‘at the heart of all decision-making’. The new leadership team was praised for the important and significant changes they have made which have resulted in pupils feeling ‘part of such a happy and inclusive community’. The report also commended the way in which the school’s Kodesh curriculum has been woven into other subjects, helping to make the learning experience more meaningful.
Illustrating Ofsted’s recognition of the ‘innovative and ambitious curriculum’, a new skills curriculum was implemented this year focusing on functional, practical, creative and emotional skills. The children participated in project-based learning with one such project exploring the changing physical and human geography of Kenya through the eyes of Dida, a 65-year-old red elephant and Kenyan national treasure, who died earlier in the month. Through Dida’s story of resilience and determination, they learnt about natural disasters, poaching, and habitat destruction, and explored more recent conservation efforts, developing their sense of community and compassion for our world.
Pupils also took part in activities to develop their independence including cooking lessons in the classroom and taking public transport and using money during museum, theatre and park outings. A particular highlight of the year was the school play where sixth-form students organised the entire show, imparting responsibilities to the younger pupils and acting as excellent role models for them.
The school furthered its commitment to best practise and delivery by introducing a new training approach whereby every member of staff conducted a piece of action research with the aim of implementing their shared findings for the benefit of all pupils. The research ranged from the impact of music on children’s self-esteem to the benefits of outdoor learning on their health and well-being.
The full report can be read here: Ofsted report