In October 2016 we were inspected by SIAMS and graded ‘good’. Our SIAMS report can be viewed here.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.
This is evaluated through four core questions:
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
In March 2013 Christ Church CE Primary School was inspected by Ofsted and we were graded ‘good’. We are extremely pleased with the report. Here are some of the inspector’s comments:
“The headteacher has very high expectations and a clear vision for continued and sustained improvement.”
“Pupils are keen to come to school and attendance has risen since the last inspection to above average. Behaviour is good, and at times exemplary, and pupils feel safe in school.”
“Teaching and learning are good overall, and sometimes outstanding. All staff know their pupils very well and this is helping to accelerate the progress made by all groups of pupils, regardless of their background or ability level.”
“Pupils’ attainment is rising fast, and is now above average by Year 6 in reading and writing. Pupils do particularly well in developing their reading skills.”
“This is a caring school, and the support given to pupils who need extra help is particularly strong.”
“Leaders monitor and evaluate the work of the school effectively. The governing body supports and challenges the school well.”
In January 2017 the on-site childcare and Before and After-School club provider, Childrensworld UK was inspected by Ofsted and graded ‘outstanding’. The inspector spent half the morning in Red Class as there was the normal weekly Stay and Play session which aids transition. The report made the following comments:
“The arrangements to support children’s move to school are excellent. Staff have formed an exemplary partnership with the host school. As a result, children visit their prospective class weekly to mix with other children, play games and meet the class teacher. This also helps the class teacher to get to know children extremely well before they start.”