We are an OUTSTANDING school!
Ofsted (December 2016) stated that St. Giles is an Outstanding school because:
Teaching and assessment are highly effective. Teachers have excellent understanding of the individual pupils and excellent curriculum knowledge. This helps them to plan creative and bespoke learning for pupils.
Pupils make striking progress, throughout year groups and across the curriculum, considering the significant and complex range of special educational needs and/or disabilities, because of the high expectations, challenge and support from teachers and teaching assistants.
- The school is an orderly place to play and learn. The overall ethos and culture of the school encourages pupils to be independent. Teachers and support staff know each pupil very well and this enables them to support individuals well with their behaviour and to develop their independence.
- Leadership and management are highly effective. Since his appointment in September 2015, the headteacher, supported by governors and leaders, has developed and significantly improved several areas of the school including pupils’ behaviour and pupils’ engagement in learning.
- Leaders have high aspirations for their pupils. They know the school well and have, since the last inspection, consistently improved the provision the school makes for the pupils and the outcomes the pupils achieve. Consequently, very strong progress made by pupils has been improved.
Leaders have taken effective action to enhance the school’s leadership capacity, developing leadership roles at a range of levels and securing opportunities for staff to share their practice more widely. This provides staff with valuable professional development and supports colleagues in other schools.
The early years provision is outstanding. Children make very strong progress because the teachers and teaching assistants know the children and the curriculum exceptionally well. They create a stimulating learning environment for the children in which they can learn and play effectively.
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