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We are pleased and proud to hear that one of our Helicopter Centres of Excellence, Kemsley Primary Academy, has made a huge improvement since we first started working with them and last week was awarded as an Ofsted ‘good’ school, a fantastic result!

The Early Years provision is particularly glowing as Ofsted state that ‘children have a very good start to academy life in the Nursery and Reception classes’. Headteacher, Vicky Franks, says ‘Although not officially named they were very impressed with our Helicopter Storytelling and Story Acting!’

“The use of storytelling is outstanding. The youngest children in the Nursery enact their own stories. They use their imaginations vividly; for example, children decided that the giant in one version of ‘Jack and the beanstalk’ chases princesses away and eventually eats them!” – Ofsted Report, Kemsley Primary Academy, February 2015

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