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City School Praised For Caring Attitude

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 ethos.

The chair of governors John Lappin said:

"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 reception class.

Headteacher Eileen Callaghan said:

"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:

  • In comparison to similar schools nationally, attainment in English and maths is well above average, and above average in science
  • Teaching is good overall and sometimes very good or excellent
  • Leadership by the headteacher is good with some very good features
  • Pupils make good progress during their time at school
  • Pupil's spiritual, moral and social development is very good
  • The provision for children in the foundation stage is very good.
Governors 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.
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CWN / Education / Schools / Coventry Primary Schools / Corpus Christi / 12 Feb 01

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