Ofsted & SIAMS Reports
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are responsible for inspecting and regulating schools, pre-schools, nurseries, and any services caring for children and young people, as well as those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
The school received a short inspection by Ofsted in January 2017. The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be good in February 2013. The school continues to be good was the inspection judgment.
We are proud of our school and the judgement given by Ofsted. The reason the school continues to be good is:
- The school has created an inclusive culture where pupils think learning is fun.
- Headteacher and staff know the pupils very well.
- Children benefit from the nurturing environment.
- Pupils said that everyone cares for each other and they enjoy the activities that are available to them being part of the Forest CE Federation.
- Pupils are well behaved, confident, courteous and keen to learn.
- Teachers provide pupils with sufficient challenge and support so that they make progress.
- Parents said that their children are safe, happy and well cared for.
- Parents praised the family atmosphere and how included they feel in the life of the school.
- A parent said that 'They go over and above with the teaching to really engage the children'.
- Safeguarding is a high priority.
- No instances of bullying.
Please see the report attached below.
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. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.
" The Christian values of love, trust, forgiveness, friendship, peace and respect are embedded and at the heart of life in this church school. "
"There are strong partnerships with parents who appreciate the way children bring home the Christian values they are taught"