We are very proud of the incredible journey that everyone at Benedict have been on and are delighted that the report recognises the stability and transformation at Benedict after many years of change.
You will see that the report shows GOOD judgements for:
- Leadership and Management
- Early Years and Personal Development
- Behaviour and Welfare.
The report recognises that ‘pupils are making faster progress than they have done in the past’ and we have ‘established a culture in which every child is expected to learn.’
We are committed to raising standards consistently across the school and know that ‘current pupils are making better rates of progress and a greater proportion are now on track to achieve the standards expected for their age.’
We know that there are areas to improve in the school so the overall judgement is REQUIRING IMPROVEMENT. However, “The school is well placed to improve further ”.
The report highlights the following strengths:
- “The achievement of current pupils is improving quickly.”
- “Pupils, parents and staff are supportive of the improvements at the school.”
- “Pupils enjoy learning and are proud of their school. The school is a safe, calm and welcoming place in which to learn.”
- “Early Years is led effectively and as a result pupils make good progress.”
The school has made very rapid improvements since joining the Chapel Street Family of Schools and will continue to do so with the leadership, commitment and support of all parents, staff, governors and the Chapel Street Trust.
We are particularly pleased that you are pleased with the improvements at the school and the improved behaviour and attitudes to learning. We thank all of you for your support and your wonderful children for being such a credit to Benedict. The Inspectors report that they are “polite, considerate and friendly. They behave consistently well around the school and respond quickly to instructions.”
We are so proud of our children!
Please take time to read through the full report; it is very positive.