COVENTRY’S Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School has shown proof of their progress with an overall ‘good’ Ofsted rating just four years after it ‘required improvement’, writes Billy Powis.
The school was also graded ‘Outstanding’ in behaviour, attitudes and personal development.
The success of the inspection has been attributed to the school’s leaders and teachers.
The report – after the two-day inspection – stated the relationship between staff and pupils was extremely positive and the school’s Catholic ambition, encouragement, community, resilience, wellbeing and faith values were reflected in all areas of school life.
The report also said the teachers had high ambitions for the students and that pupils took on responsibilities such as school councillors and house captains, which ensured the children had self-confidence and resilience.
The school’s principal Andrew McConville said everyone was proud the wide range of improvements implemented had been recognised by Ofsted.
“Since the last inspection, the school has developed a new curriculum, welcomed a variety of new staff members and ensured we offer children a wide range of experiences.”
In 2015, the school became part of the Romero Catholic Academy with the board of directors working with school staff to support the improvements.
Helen Quinn, CEO of The Romero Catholic Academy, added she was delighted with the Ofsted report which reflected the dedication by the school and wider community who had worked collaboratively to bring the best out of the pupils.
“Congratulations to everyone involved in this much-deserved achievement.”