Christ Church Primary School’s Ofsted inspection report released
PUBLISHED: 17:28 17 June 2017
Weston-super-Mare’s Christ Church primary school has retained its good rating from education watchdog Ofsted.
Christ Church Primary School, in Baker Street, was inspected in May and Ofsted has just released its report on the school.
In a letter to headteacher Clive Wilson, Ofsted inspector Terry Mortimer praised the school’s leadership team and staff.
He said: “Teaching is well focused on sensory activities and persona, social, and emotional development to prepare all the children, especially the multi-lingual children, well for the next stage of their learning.
“You are focused on continual improvement and you have also identified the need to improve the phonics of pupils, and boys’ writing throughout the school.”
The inspector spoke with a number of students during the visit.
Mr Mortimer said: “Pupils enjoy school and most pupils learn well. Some pupils make exceptionally good progress.
“Pupils said this is a welcoming and friendly school.
“They talked about the values of ‘faith, achievement, teamwork, fairness and kindness’ by proudly showing me where they were displayed in the school.
“They value the support that teachers provide and the choice of activities and clubs available to help them develop other interests.”
Mr Wilson told the Mercury the school is ‘delighted’ to have retained its good rating.
He added: “We felt it was a very positive report.
“It does represent a lot of hard work from staff, parents and governors, and our children.
“I think we are particularly pleased the inspector recognised the school’s values and our holistic and free approach to learning.”
To improve further, Ofsted has told the school to ensure all students are challenged to meet even higher standards.
The report says: “Although pupils make good progress, you agree that more can be done to challenge some of the most able, including the most able disadvantaged pupils, in their mathematics work.”
The watchdog also recommended the schools focuses on staff development for teachers who are acting as subject leaders, and said the school recognises this is ‘a priority’ when improving the quality of teaching at the school.
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