“Exceptional”; Christ the King’s Ofsted Report
The Trust recently received the exceptional Ofsted Inspection Report for Christ the King Catholic Academy. Stephen Tierney, chief executive of the Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi-Academy Trust, which runs the school, said: “The comments about the quality of leadership, care, standards, and all-round education are an absolute delight.”
The letter to the Academy’s Executive Headteacher, Sarah Smith, read, “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection due to your exceptional leadership … You have high aspirations for your pupils and work rigorously and relentlessly to make sure you achieve the high standards you set for yourself and others … At the heart of all your work is your drive and determination to ensure that pupils have better life choices … Central to improving the lives of pupils is the care and support you provide to children and their families.”
The pupils described their teachers and support staff as ‘amazing’ and told the Ofsted inspector that they feel ‘happy and safe’ and ‘love coming to school’. Parents shared pupils’ positive views. The report went on to state that attendance is ‘now excellent’; classrooms are ‘exciting, attractive, and well organised’ and the children were prepared for life at secondary school by the time they leave.