What do Ofsted and SIAMS say about us ?
ü One pupil, reflecting the views of others, said, ‘Things are much better now’.
ü Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and the consistently good teaching enables pupils to make good progress.
ü Pupils enjoy the wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
ü Mutual respect permeates the school. Pupils talk confidently about democracy and the need for tolerance.
ü Governors are very committed to the school and support leaders well.
ü All staff and governors place the highest priority on making sure that pupils are happy and safe.
ü The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is now good and continuing to improve further. Some teaching is of a very high quality.
ü The school is a caring environment. All staff ensure that the physical and emotional well-being of pupils and their families are of paramount importance.
ü The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils are thoughtful and caring towards each other, adults and visitors.
As we became an Academy in September 2012, all of our OFSTED reports before 2012 are listed under the school's previous name 'The John Henry Newman CofE (A) Primary School', which OFSTED class as 'closed'. You will be able to find any new reports by visiting this page or by searching for our school under it's Academy name on the OFSTED website.
Purpose and focus of SIAMS inspections
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves 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.
The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: how effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?
This is explored through seven strands:
- Vision and Leadership
- Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
- Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
- Community and Living Well Together
- Dignity and Respect
- The impact of collective worship
- The effectiveness of religious education
One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In May 2019 we were judged as GOOD.