"This is a Good School" "Activities fully engage pupils who make good progress" Ofsted 2013
Staff and pupils at Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVA Primary School in Framlingham celebrated an Ofsted report declaring the school “good” in all areas. The inspection took place over two days at the end of the spring term 2013.
“We are delighted with the inspector’s findings,” said Headteacher Mrs Helen Picton. “This was a fair and very thorough inspection, and in the new Ofsted framework, ‘good’ really does mean ‘good’! Our staff work tirelessly to provide an excellent education for young children, in an environment that is aspirational, caring and respectful. Full credit goes to them and the children for showing the inspectors how wonderful our school really is.”
The new Ofsted inspection looks at four areas of a school’s performance: Achievement of Pupils; Quality of Teaching; Behaviour and Safety of Pupils; and Leadership and Management. In all four areas, Sir Robert Hitcham’s was judged to be good, with some teaching judged outstanding.
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“Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development in the school is strongly underpinned by the Christian values seen in collective worship and Religious Education (R.E)”
As a voluntary aided Church of England School we are inspected by both Ofsted and by SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). These inspections look specifically at R.E. and worship but they also look at Spiritual, Moral , Social and Cultural aspects of the school.
The SIAMS inspectors talk to pupils, parents, Governors and staff about what goes on in school, and how the school is involved in the local and wider community. Inspectors will see lessons, look at books and make sure that appropriate standards are met.
“The excellent relationship between the school, the church and the community with the Christian character of the school recognised by everyone”