Our school received a Section 5 OFSTED Inspection in January 2017 and we are delighted that overall school is graded ‘Good’. The report is below and wonderful to read, reflecting the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in school life; staff, governors, pupils and parents.
There are so many positives within the report; in particular the personal development and welfare outcome which is graded outstanding. It is this grading that we as a school are most proud of. We have created a culture of openness where everyone, staff included, are able to develop with confidence in an environment that is safe and where they feel respected but above all people know they can be who they want to be in life.
Our leadership team has grown over the last few years, developing middle and senior leaders and their input has been pertinent to the improvements in teaching and learning. As well as this previously our Early Years was highlighted as an area that needed further improvements. Changes were made in Early Years resulting in a very positive OFSTED report and our results have been above National Average for three consecutive years.
As a school we know that there are always things to improve. Above all we will continue with hard work and dedication to ensure we do our best to meet the needs of our pupils and strive for St Michaels to be the best it possibly can for all who come here.
A SIAMS inspection evaluates the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school as well as how it is impacting on the progress and attainment of the pupils. In our most recent SIAMS inspection (October 2016) the school was graded ‘good’ each of the areas as well as a ‘good’ grading overall. Again the support and care given to individual children and their families was recognised.