St Barnabas Church Inspection (SIAMS)

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What the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Inspection Report says:

The inspirational, visionary leadership of the headteacher and senior leaders ensures that the academy’s Christian character makes an outstanding impact on the pupils’ academic achievement.
the behaviour of all pupils is exceptional.

‘Our Christian values are the glue that hold our school together and everyone knows it.’ (Y6 pupil comment).

‘Spiritual development at this school is intrinsic. It really does function like a family.’ (Parent comment) .

rates of progress throughout are good to outstanding.

Behaviour is exceptional and an extremely calm and purposeful atmosphere permeates the school inside and out.

The support provided by the local church is excellent.

One pupil explained articulately ‘Jesus is the visible God, but God is omnipresent and the Spirit surrounds us all in our lives.’

Teachers have a shared commitment to improving standards.

Inspirational teaching and astute questioning encourage pupils to think deeply about the subject matter and enable them all to achieve, regardless of their ability.

The exceptional subject knowledge of the class teacher ensured all pupils made outstanding progress.

The highly effective, devoted leadership of the headteacher and her deputy provides an extremely clear vision for sustaining the powerful Christian ethos.

The headteacher has made it her priority to know all the school’s families, putting her in the very best position to be able to help and support them, particularly through times of difficulty or crisis.


What Ofsted says:

This is a very happy and caring school. Pupils thrive within a calm and purposeful learning environment.

Effective leadership, high expectations and good-quality teaching in the early years mean that children settle very well into school life and make strong progress.

Leaders offer strong support to help parents make a positive contribution to their children’s learning.

There is a cohesive staff team who are committed to giving all pupils the best possible opportunities.

The school has robust systems in place to safeguard pupils. Pupils’ safety is at the heart of school life.

Teachers are good at using questions to make pupils think deeply about their learning.

Teachers are very skilled in providing activities and organising the learning to enthuse pupils.

Teaching assistants provide valuable support in all classes.

Attainment at the end of key stage 2 has improved in all areas and is above the national average at the expected level.

Ofsted Information

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Ofsted Parent View