Noam Primary School in Wembley has scored highly in its latest Ofsted inspection. Rated
“Outstanding” in the category of “Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare”, the school received an overall “Good” rating.
Noting that “staff are committed, highly motivated and their morale is high”, the report also highlighted that “the quality of teaching is good. Consequently, pupils make good progress across the curriculum. Pupils are prepared well for the next stage of their education”.
New Headteacher, Mrs Chaya Posen, who took up the post at the beginning of January, welcomed the findings of the report:
“As a Jewish faith school, Noam is a shining example of what can be achieved. I am
particularly pleased that the Inspectors recognised the significant contribution of the Kodesh curriculum in helping to promote the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural
development. Needless to say I am delighted that we scored an ‘Outstanding’ in the area of ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’”.
Chair of Governors, Mrs Shelley Kelaty, pointed out that the Ofsted result was all the more notable due to the fact that Mrs Posen had only taken up the position of Headteacher four weeks prior to the inspection. She said:
“Together with the Governors, I thank all our staff, including our outgoing Headteacher, Mrs Sarah Simmonds. This result is a fitting testament to her hard work and dedication over the past few years and reflects the solid foundations that she built for our school. Our new
Headteacher, Mrs Chaya Posen, has wasted no time in implementing her vision for the
school’s future and Noam is buzzing with a new energy to which teachers, students and
parents are all responding so positively. I am very much looking forward to working with Chayaas Noam begins the process of building our very own purpose-built school near
Edgware and as we enter the voluntary-aided state system.