St Columba C of E Primary School recently, January 2020, joined the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT).
'The Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT) has a clear vision which is helping every child achieve their God-given potential. Fundamental to this is that children within our care are safe and happy. Our Trust is committed to ensuring that we promote the highest standards of welfare, both physical and emotional for children at all of the DCAT academies.' Mark Talbot DCAT CEO
St Columba C of E Primary School is a rapidly improved and improving school and we are pleased to share the positive outcomes of our most recent Ofsted Monitoring Inspection (September 2019)
Following the monitoring inspection, the following judgements were made:
Strengths in the school’s approaches to securing improvement:
The progress made by the school in tackling the key areas for improvement identified at the section 5 inspection
The effectiveness of leadership and management at the school
Leaders are ambitious for the school and its pupils. Working closely with multi-academy trust officers and staff, they have identified the key priorities for the school to focus upon. Improvements in behaviour, phonics and mathematics have, rightly, been the highest priority.
Professional development has been used well.
Leaders have worked hard to improve their relationship with parents. Leaders share news and events on social media, which is widely accessed and appreciated by parents. The vast majority of respondents to the Ofsted Parent View survey felt communication has improved.
Please find below the link to the Ofsted website.
Also provided below is a link to Parent View. On the Parent View site, parents can provide Ofsted with their views about our Academy, at any time. We welcome parental use of Parent View.