A Coventry primary school has
been praised by Government inspectors for its “hardworking and
committed staff” and its “caring” attitude to pupils.
Corpus Christi RC in Langbank
Avenue, Cheylesmore, has made excellent progress since its last Ofsted
inspection in 1996.
The report, which is being
published this week, praises the school in many areas of its work and
gives very few points for improvement.
Inspectors found the
standard of teaching in the school is good with some excellent areas, the head's leadership is good and that the school has a very good
The chair of governors John
"We are all very
pleased with the report. It reflects the partnership between
governors, teachers and parents, who work together to achieve high
standards for our pupils."
Inspectors also found that the
school's nursery class, which was opened in 1998, is already reaping
both educational and social benefits for pupils transferring to the
Headteacher Eileen Callaghan
"We're very proud that
the inspectors recognised the high importance we place on our
pupils' personal development and welfare, and that they could see
the benefits of this reflected so clearly in pupils' attitudes and
values - they enjoy coming to school, they behave well and they get
on well with staff."
The inspectors found that:
are now working with staff on an action plan to tackle recommendations
made by the inspection team, which include the improvement of
standards in Art & Design and Design & Technology at Key Stage
2, and the quality of work set for more able pupils.
comparison to similar schools nationally, attainment in English
and maths is well above average, and above average in science
is good overall and sometimes very good or excellent
by the headteacher is good with some very good features
make good progress during their time at school
spiritual, moral and social development is very good
provision for children in the foundation stage is very good.