OFSTED April 2017 Key Comments: 

  • ‘Pupils shine at this school because they benefit enormously from being part of the ‘St James family’, a supportive and caring community. They are happy and safe in school.
  • ‘The conduct of pupils in this school, the way they interact with each other and adults, is impeccable – in fact, it is the best I have ever seen(Feedback from HMI to School Governors, Local Authority and Diocesan representatives)
  • Pupils readily respond to leaders’ high expectations evident in the ‘SHINE’ ethos. As a result, they ‘Speak politely, Have respect, follow Instructions, Never say never and Engage positively’ in all that they do
  • ‘Pupils work exceptionally well together’
  • ‘Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, they are curious and want to achieve their best.’
  • ‘Pupils know what it means to be ‘ready to learn’’
  • ‘Pupils’ conduct is exemplary. They show high levels of respect for each other and for their teachers and teaching assistants.
  • ‘Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school’
  • ‘The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding. Leaders make sure that pupils are cared for exceptionally well’
  • ‘Staff are proud to be a member of staff at this school’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work’
  • ‘Pupils are taught the skills needed to become thoughtful, self-confident citizens, able to express their views and opinions.’
  • ‘Progress overall is much better than that of similar-ability pupils nationally’
  • ‘Key stage 4 outcomes in GCSE examinations demonstrate consistently strong progress over each of the last three years’
  • ‘Parents have highly-positive views of the school and confirm their children are safe and happy at this school. They greatly appreciate the pastoral care and support provided.’
  • ‘Pupils say they feel safe at school, they say there are no bullies and are confident they would be listened to if they shared a concern with a teacher or pastoral leader.’
  • ‘Governors know the strengths of the school and where there are further improvements still to be made.’
  • ‘Pupils enjoy coming to school.’
  • ‘Pupils, including the most able, are challenged by their work because most teachers have high expectations of pupils and plan work which is hard enough for them.’
  • ‘Pupils learn well and make excellent progress because teaching in English, mathematics and most other subjects is consistently good.’
  • ‘Leaders have successfully introduced a more ambitious culture in the school based upon high expectations.’
  • ‘Pupils typically make good progress because teachers have strong subject knowledge, which they use well to plan interesting and challenging work for pupils.’
  • ‘Teaching assistants support pupils well in lessons, including low-ability pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who need extra help.’

School Policies

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Anti-Bullying (Review due September 2017)

Accessibility Plan Review due March 2018

Assessment & Marking Policy Review due November 2017

Attendance Review due February 2018

Asthma Policy  Under review

Behaviour Policy Review due September 2018

Capability 

Charging Policy (review date as per Finance Manual)

Complaints (Stockport LA policy 2017) Governors reviewed October 2017

Data Protection Policy Under review

Dignity at Work (LA Policy)

e-safety policy Review due September 2017

First Aid Policy  Due for review November 2016

 First Aid Risk Assessment 

Health & Safety Policy for review at Resources meeting April 2017

 Homework Policy - Review due February 2018

Intimate Care Policy - Under review

Lettings Policy  (review date as per Finance Manual)

Looked After Children - Review due October 2018

Managing Sickness & Absence Policy

Medical Needs Policy - Review due November 2017

Pay Policy  -  Reviewed September 2017

 Pubic Sector Equality Duty Statement - Due for review March 2018

Records Management Policy

Responsible Use Policy (ICT)

Rewards Review due November 2017

Safeguarding Children Policy Review due Autumn 2017

Safer Recruitment Policy Review Due November 2017

Sex Education Policy Review due November 2017

Special Educational Needs Review due October 2017

Smoke Free Policy (LA Policy)

Stress Policy (LA Policy August 2017)

Substance Abuse (Review due January 2018)

Teaching & Learning Review due November 2017

Whistleblowing (LA policy)

Young Carers (Adopted March 2017 review due March 2018)

Acceptable User Policy