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OFSTED REPORT - OCTOBER 2016
On Tuesday 4th October Christ Church was inspected by OFSTED under a Section 8 inspection.
This inspection was very different from previous Section 5 inspections and was aimed at confirming that Christ Church continues to be a good school.
The inspection was carried out under the new, more stringent OFSTED framework for Inspections that came into force in September 2015, with additional changes made to the framework at the start of this academic year. Her Majesty’s Inspector observed learning, spoke with children, looked at work in all subject areas, scrutinised school policies and procedures and met with school staff before arriving at her findings.
Please click on the link below to read the report:-
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it.
The principal objective of SIAMs inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key 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?
The National Society's Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England Schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.
Please find attached our recent SIAMS Report