We were delighted with the outcome of the Church School’s Inspection on 2 October. The school received an overall grade of outstanding. The Inspector, Michael Kee, attended the school collective worship and the harvest festival in the Church and interviewed parents, pupils, staff and governors and also went into lessons.
In his report he referred to several aspects of the school which contributed to the grade, such as “The vision and commitment of the Headteacher, governors and all staff to provide for the individual needs of all pupils within a strong Christian ethos”. He also noted the “outstanding relationships existing between pupils and between pupils and staff” which he said “demonstrated the impact of the school’s Christian values, with care and respect for others being at the core”. “This is a school which clearly holds the pupils at the centre of its focus and provides an education which challenges and support” he writes. “Pupils speak enthusiastically about their school as a happy place and the school council members emphasise their role in making sure that all pupils are safe in the playground.”
The Chair of Governors, Mrs Sheila Doyle-Thomas, felt that the outstanding grade was well-deserved and reflected the hard work and commitment of everyone at Stickney Church of England Primary School. She joined the Headteacher in thanking the staff and children, as well as the parents and governors for their continued support in upholding the school’s values. In particular, she thanked Mrs Rita Corke who has led much of the development work since the last inspection 5 years ago.
The full report is available to download below.
Rev’d Fran Jeffries, who was welcomed into the Stickney parish in July this year, is already very much part of the school team and has made many contributions to school life and wanted to congratulate everyone for their efforts in making such an outcome possible.