Following the Academy’s Ofsted Inspection on 11th December 2018, we are delighted to be able to share with you the outcomes of this visit.
Our inspection was a one-day ‘Section 8 Ofsted Inspection’, the objective of which was for the inspector to find out if ‘the school continues to be good’ and ‘safeguarding is effective’. There are four possible outcomes from such an inspection. Our school achieved the highest possible outcome, which is; that the school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a Section 5 (two-day) inspection.
A selection of the inspector's findings can be read below:
- “The effectiveness of teaching and the impact of school leadership has improved strongly since the previous inspection”.
- “Leaders and staff have established a strong learning community with very high aspirations for the academic and social success of all pupils.”
- “You and your team have continued to address areas for improvement with determination and success.”
- “The high quality of teaching and learning continues to develop at a fast pace which results in impressive progress being made by most pupils.”
- “Evaluation of the school’s strengths and areas for further improvement is precise and accurate.”
- Pupils were “thrilled by the exciting topics and activities.”
- “Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable because they are so fascinated by their lessons.”
- “Staff are vigilant in their approach to safeguarding procedures”.
- “Leaders are tenacious in ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of all pupils.”
- “You identify pertinent and highly effective support which helps pupils to make rapid progress.”
- “I observed teaching assistants and parent volunteers making a very positive impact on the progress of groups and individuals.”
- “Your focus on seamless inclusion…enables all pupils to share their experiences as well as have their individual needs met by thoughtful activities delivered to a high standard.”
- “You are very committed to implementing ‘what is right for Cranfield’.”
We encourage you to take time to absorb the full report of which we are very proud. We hope you can see within the report’s content the continued enhancement of Cranfield Church of England Academy as a happy, nurturing, safe, Christian Academy where pupils are keen to learn and everyone is valued.
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