As a new school, we were expecting an Ofsted inspection during our third year of operating, which was to have been during 2019-20, or early into 2020. However, on
the 17th March 2020, all routine Ofsted inspections were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of their phased return to routine inspections, Ofsted have been carrying out ‘interim visits’. These visits are designed to support schools in welcoming all children back to full-time education.
As a school we were selected to receive one of these visits on Thursday 8th October. I am pleased to be able to attach the letter from Ofsted, following this visit. The letter from Ofsted summarises the work the school has done over the period of Covid disruption.
The school still expects to be inspected fully as a new school in the normal way once normal inspections resume in 2021.
That does not mean however, that as a school we are not monitored rigorously in order to ensure that we are providing our children with the very best provision they deserve. If you would like to come and see for yourself the quality of the provision offered to children and families at our school, please contact the school office on 01732 676040 and arrange a school tour with our Headteacher Mrs Weeks.
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
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 Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?
This is explored through seven strands:
One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school.
Bishop Chavasse CofE SIAMS Inspection Report 2019
Bishop Chavasse received their SIAMS Inspection during December 2019, and were inspected under the new SIAMS Inspection framework 2019.
If you would like to hear more about how our performance is monitored, please contact the school office for more details.