SIAMS inspection finds pupils ‘happy, engaged and focused’
Grampound with Creed C of E School has been rated ‘Good’ across all areas in its latest SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report, with inspectors noting that the school is “a happy, nurturing place where children’s confidence is built up and they flourish.”
The inspection, which took place in January, is the first statutory inspection the academy has received since joining The Rainbow Multi Academy Trust, and the report is a testament to the hard work put in by both staff and the Trust to drive rapid improvement.
Inspectors found that since the beginning of the term, leaders have established a strong staff team and rebuilt pupils’ confidence by developing and implementing an inspiring new Christian vision. They noted that this has been “a collaborative process,” involving “the whole school community”. As a result, improvements have taken place at pace, “in a rigorous, yet supportive and compassionate manner.”
In addition, the report referenced the impact of the “very good support from the trust and the diocese”, which enables school leaders to implement changes in a supportive and nurturing manner, ensuring pupils and staff feel safe, supported and challenged.
Everyone at the academy is looking forward to working together to build on the foundations in place, continuing to strengthen the provision on offer and ensure every pupil can thrive.
Katie Fitzsimmons, Diocesan Director of Education, said: “This report is testament to the significant amounts of love and hard work at Grampound with Creed since the Ofsted inspection and recognises the ongoing commitment of the Rainbow Academy Trust to enabling these schools to flourish. Reading these words, which capture so well the journey and the joy of this school, has been a delight.
“It is very rare for a school to be able to move beyond one grade above their Ofsted outcome and therefore this SIAMS outcome really shows the significant improvements made across the life of the school and how leaders and the school team have risen to the challenge, guided at every step by their Christian vision.”
Rebecca Jane, Acting Head at Grampound with Creed C of E School said: “This report reflects the tremendous efforts of everyone across our school community, and we are really pleased with the outcome. We are also particularly proud that the report recognises the Christian vision that underpins our work and helps to facilitate a nurturing and compassionate culture.
“We are very grateful to all of our staff, governors, pupils, families, and the wider community, as well as to The Rainbow Multi Academy Trust and the diocese, who have all been instrumental in supporting the sustained improvement of our academy.”
Samantha Jones, CEO of The Rainbow Trust said: “This result is well-deserved by everyone at Grampound with Creed C of E School, who have all done an exceptional job over the past few months in making huge strides forward. We are confident that there will continue to be a strong upward trajectory in the months and years ahead, and The Rainbow Trust looks forward to supporting the school on its path.”