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 July 2017 Christ Church CE Primary School was inspected by Ofsted and we were graded ‘good’. We are extremely pleased with the report. You can read it by clicking here Ofsted Inspection July 2017. Here are some of the inspector’s comments:
“As a result of your (the headteacher’s) determined and highly committed leadership the school has maintained the good quality of education since the last inspection (March 2013).”
“You have continued to secure good outcomes for pupils which by the end of Year 6 exceed national expectations in reading, writing and mathematics.”
“Teaching remains strong…. In mixed-age classes pupils often receive bespoke provision according to their individual needs.”
“Pupils said it is a very caring school.”
“Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the leadership of the school.”
“The ethos of the school, which is rooted in its Christian values, underpins every aspect of school life.”
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.”