Inspections

Our effectiveness

St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School is subject to two types of school inspections that judge our effectiveness. Ofsted inspections take place at our school because we are a local education authority maintained school. SIAMS inspections take place at our school because we are an Anglican church school.

 

Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

 

Please click the link below to read our most recent Ofsted report in which our overall effectiveness was graded as outstanding:

⇒ Our Ofsted Report

 

There are many reasons why the school is successful, the most significant of which are the exceptional leadership, teaching and care provided for pupils. As a result, pupils have extremely positive attitudes to school. They achieve outstandingly well to reach exceptionally high standards and they make excellent progress in their personal development. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school.” (Ofsted, 2007)

 

In summary our Ofsted report judged the following:

  • Overall effectiveness Outstanding
  • Achievement and standards Outstanding
  • Personal development and well-being Outstanding
  • The quality of provision Outstanding
  • Leadership and management Outstanding

 

You can also click the website link below to view our previous Ofsted reports and our interim assessment statement:

⇒ https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/

 

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when.

Please click the link below to access Parent View:

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

 

SIAMS

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The principal objective of a SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

 

Please click the link below to read our most recent SIAMS report in which our overall distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school was graded as good:

⇒ Our SIAMS Report

 

“There are good relationships between all members of the school community and parents speak very positively about the very distinctive caring and nurturing ethos of the school. Pupils report that ‘teachers are kind and look after us’. Pupils feel valued and, in turn, value each other. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Pupils show sensitivity towards the needs and thoughts of others, especially those of different ethnicities and religions.” (SIAMS, 2012)

 

In summary our SIAMS report judged the following:

  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners? Good
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community? Good
  • How effective is the Religious Education? Good
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school? Good

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