OFSTED Inspection ReportClaireAppleby
17th and 18th November 2021 – This school continues to be GOOD.
This is a friendly school where pupils are supported by caring staff who are focused on helping them to succeed. The school’s core values, including the desire to thrive and show respect, thread through the school’s work. Parents say that there is a positive and nurturing environment. They value the pastoral care their children receive. Pupils feel safe and happy. They say that teachers are friendly and help them in lessons. Pupils know that if they have concerns that they can go to any member of staff and they will get the help that they need. Pupils attending the communication and interaction resource thrive. They are well supported by enthusiastic and caring staff.
Leaders have high expectations for how pupils behave. Lessons are calm with clear routines. The school’s Catholic ethos supports pupils’ personal development well. Pupils act respectfully towards each other. They know the importance of kindness towards others. Pupils enjoy the extra-curricular opportunities they are offered.
Leaders have high ambitions that every pupil, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), will thrive and succeed.
Leaders work hard to ensure that the needs of every pupil are met. There is a shared determination that every pupil will succeed. Leaders, teachers and support staff are keenly focused on disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND. Leaders ensure that teachers meet the needs of pupils with SEND well. Teachers use the information provided in support plans to enable pupils with SEND to access the full curriculum.
Governors know the school well. They challenge and support the Headteacher and wider school leaders to ensure that the right decisions are taken. Leaders and teachers value the wider support given by the Bishop Konstant Catholic Academy Trust.