I am delighted to be able to share our Section 48 RE Inspection Report with you following our inspection on Thursday 18th January 2018.
Our Lead Inspector, Mrs Tina Cleugh was joined by two associate inspectors from the Diocese of Westminster and all were full of praise for our school.
Headlines from the report include:
‘Pupils across the phases are offered a rich experience of Catholic life.’
‘Pupils are pro-active stewards of the Common Good and have a deep understanding of the teaching of the Church and countless opportunities to engage in action for those in need. The children have a dynamic and deep understanding of the call to human flourishing.’
‘ The contribution of religious education to the Catholic life of the school is a strength and its influence permeates all aspects of the stimulating learning environment across all areas of the school.’
‘Pupils are exemplary ambassadors for their school, demonstrating an excellent understanding of the mission of the Church.’
Well done boys and girls!
Please read the message from Jane Goring (Chief Inspector of Schools) below:
‘Congratulations to you, governors, leadership team and staff on this wonderful diocesan inspection report!
It was a delight to read how objective observers were inspired by the work you do at St Joseph’s to enrich the educational experience for your pupils in such a rigorous, challenging and exciting way. Shining through the report was the way in which your pupils are being developed as leaders – in preparing and participating in liturgy and in supporting the Common Good. I was particularly impressed by the rich and vibrant prayer life of the school, the focus on issues of social justice and the ways in which the pupils are given so many opportunities to become the person God created them to be. I was impressed by the extensive links you have with the communities which make up your school and your engagement with parents and parish as you create a truly cohesive outstanding Catholic community. Classroom Religious Education is also going from strength to strength, building the pupils’ religious literacy and their ability to articulate their faith with enthusiasm.
With every good wish and warmest congratulations.’
Chief Inspector of Schools
Click on the link below to view the full report.
This report is a celebration of the whole school and parish community and you should all be very proud of your contribution to making St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School the truly special place that it is.