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We were delighted to welcome Ofsted inspectors to our schools during July 2018.
Following our OfSTED inspection, I am delighted to be able to tell you that we have been judged overall as a “Good” school! In addition inspectors have found that the behaviour of our students in and around school and in lessons is outstanding.
In the report, one student, commenting on teachers, said “they just don’t give up on you. They always make time to help us with your work”. Another said “I will remember the care that everyone gives you and how blessed I am”.
Inspectors commented on the “significant improvements since the last inspection and that “systems for monitoring student’s progress [are] strong and improving”. Regarding behaviour, the report states that “there have been particularly effective steps taken recently to improve behaviour. As a result students’ attitude to others and to their learning are outstanding”.
The Inspectors also commented that incidents of bullying of all types are rare and that students are clear that “bullying just isn’t tolerated in the school”. Students reported to the Inspectors that they know who to go to if they have any problems, and they said that they will get the help that they need. Students “trust that the school will keep them safe and greatly appreciate the fact that staff escort them out of school to their buses”.
Our report is available via the link below
July 2018 OFSTED inspection
The purpose of SIAMS inspection is:
- to provide an evaluation of the impact of the school’s distinctively Christian vision for the governing body, multi-academy trust, the school, parent, diocese/district, Church of England Education Office, Methodist Church and wider public.
- to meet the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005 for schools which have a religious character.
- to verify the outcome of the school’s self-evaluation.
- to make a significant contribution to the improvement and sustainability of church schools.
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact that the Christian vision of the church school has on pupils and adults. This will involve looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Schools will become effective by means of a variety of strategies, approaches and styles which reflect their local context or church tradition. Inspectors should carefully diagnose how each church school has a positive impact on pupils and adults.