Double inspection success for Cutnall Green
Congratulations Cutnall Green CofE Primary School on their Ofsted inspection in December which recognised that the school continues to be a ‘GOOD’ school. The Ofsted inspection was swiftly followed by a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) in January resulting in an overall grade of ‘Excellent’.
The school received an ungraded inspection over 2 days at the start of December, to check whether the school continues to be ‘Good’ and whether safeguarding is effective.
A positive school experience was mentioned first in the report, stating ‘Pupils very much enjoy learning at this school. They say that there is always someone to turn to if they have a concern. Bullying is rare and staff resolve any disagreements quickly. Pupils feel safe. Parents value greatly the education and the support that the school provides.’
The report highlighted a curriculum which prepares pupils for the future and stated learning to read is a top priority for leaders.
Early years staff were acknowledged for providing ‘an exciting learning environment that encourages children’s curiosity about words and numbers.’
The report also found that ‘staff provide high-quality pastoral care’ and that the arrangements for safeguarding are effective with leaders ensuring ‘staff are well trained’, ‘vigilant’ and ‘know how to manage the risks that pupils face’.
At the start of January Cutnall Green was inspected again, this time by The Church of England. The SIAMS inspected ‘How effective is the school's distinctive Christian vision established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish.'
A key finding of the report was that 'Pupils make excellent progress in religious education (RE). The subject is very well led and taught so that many pupils discuss complex concepts with a maturity and language rarely evident in Primary schools.'
The report also found 'Leaders and staff create and nourish an exciting, vibrant and inclusive culture. ‘Every day is a brilliant experience,’ is a comment from several parents and carers'.
The report praised the school for its pupil development "Another remarkable feature of this school is the way pupil leadership is offered and developed. he many pupil groups, on the environment, worship, sports and wellbeing are innovative in the way pupils initiate actions."
Stuart Grimes, Headteacher at Cutnall Green commented on the fantastic report saying, it is lovely for the whole of the school community to get recognition for creating a special place where children, are happy, safe and can flourish. The relationships, culture and curriculum at Cutnall Green have played a huge part in allowing children to reach their potential and successfully preparing them for the next steps in their lives.
Cutnall Green CofE Primary School was a founding member of The Rivers CofE Academy Trust, established in 2014. As a family of 15 settings, we work collaboratively to encourage a lifelong love of learning. All of our schools eligible for Ofsted inspection have been graded ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ and all of our church schools have been identified as ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’.