Pegasus shot down by school inspectors

Staff and children at Pegasus pictured earlier this year
Staff and children at Pegasus pictured earlier this year

A child care centre near Market Rasen says a “Requires Improvement” rating from Ofsted is not “a true reflection” of the nursery school.

Pegasus Child Care Centre at Main Street, Osgodby, received a 3 following a visit in May. The centre, which has 68 children aged 2-11 on its roll, previously received a 2 or ‘good’ rating at its last inspection in 2009.

Manager Mandy Ashley said, despite the 3, “how well the school met the needs of children” was graded good” and the “contribution for early years provision to the well-being of children” was also graded good.

“The judgement of the outcome “Requires Improvement” only relates to the section ‘The effectiveness of leadership and management of the early years provision’,” said Mrs Ashley.

“This was reached as EY2 forms were not submitted to Ofsted electronically by some committee members and this is now a requirement. These forms have now been submitted to Ofsted.

“Ofsted have stated that this has minimal impact on the children’s well-being. The manager and committee believe strongly this does not impact on the high quality teaching of the staff and the progress the children make,” continued her statement.

“We are very pleased that Ofsted recognise that the impact of teaching was good.”

In addition to highlighting the now resolved issue of Disclosure and Barring Service checks on committee members, Ofsted said the school supported children well with special needs, children were well-behaved, and partnerships with parents and carers were effective.