Ofsted and SIAMs

SIAMS - March 2015

In march 2015, we received our SIAMS inspection. We are very pleased with the outcomes:

The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners. The impact of collective worship on the school community is good. The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is good.  The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Shankhill as a Church of England school are good. 


Ofsted Inspection February 2015

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection was on the 4th and 5th February 2015. We were pleased with the outcome as the inspector recognised the many good and outstanding features of our unique and friendly school. Our REPORT says...

"Excellent relationships between adults and pupils create a positive climate where pupils want to learn and do well."

"Teaching is good. Activities capture pupils’ interests and inspire confidence and enjoyment with very good use being made of modern technology."

Pupils from early years to Year 6 are keen to learn and make good progress from their starting points. This includes pupils from different groups and those who have special needs."

"In the early years, children benefit from a wide range of exciting activities which helps them to learn well. The classroom is well organised and early years staff create a positive, caring environment where children play happily in pairs, small groups or on their own. As a result, children are well behaved. "

"Pupils benefit from participation in a wide range of sporting activities that promotes their well-being and their enjoyment of school. There is a good balance of after-school clubs and visits to ensure that pupils’ needs are well met."

"Pupils are polite and well mannered. Their good behaviour and attitudes to learning contribute successfully to the strong sense of community in the school."

"Pupils are respectful of adults and of each other, and say they feel very safe in school. They are confident that all adults and their friends will help to take care of them."

"Attendance is above average which reflects pupils’ enjoyment of school."

"The headteacher provides clear, enthusiastic and determined leadership. She is very well supported by the governing body and a staff team who all have the highest expectation of the pupils."

"Teaching is checked regularly in a variety of ways and along with the monitoring that governors carry out frequently to check how well the school is doing, there is a clear and effective focus on improving achievement and teaching."