News SHIPLEY CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL SECURES GOOD INSPECTION JUDGEMENT

Staff and students at Shipley Church of England primary school were delighted to receive a good inspection judgement in their recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection in January 2020.

Following the one-day inspection the school secured a good in every category, with inspectors praising school as having established ”a vision which enables the school’s community to unite and flourish”. Leadership was also commended with inspectors commenting that “Leaders, supported by the Trust, are developing a bespoke curriculum for the school…. which is progressive and encourages deep thinking and debate.”

Reassuringly and unsurprisingly the students of the school were ultimately judged to be the stars of the school. Inspectors commented “pupils respond impressively” and “take effective and varied roles in school. The well-established and effective school council ensures the pupils have a clear voice resulting in them being instrumental in developments. They are enthusiastic in evaluating the impact of the Christian vision and values across school”.

Carol Dewhurst, CEO of Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust, commented “This report is fantastic recognition of the hard work school leaders and staff have put in over the last few years to secure stability and improvements at Shipley. We are particularly pleased the inspectors recognised the journey the school has been on and the positive progress made for the benefit of our pupils”.

Angela Smith, Head Teacher at Shipley said “This inspection gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the real strengths of Shipley primary school and what makes our school so special. Inspectors have recognised the strength of community, collaboration and ambition within our school; the importance we place on the wellbeing and development of every child and the bespoke provision we put in place to ensure every child is happy and achieves their potential”.

SIAMS report Final Shipley CE Primary School


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