Sacred Heart Section 48 Inspection

 

Sacred Heart Section 48 Inspection: We are proud to be considered 'Outstanding' Catholic primary school

 

'The Sacred Heart School is extremely well led by an inspirational headteacher who has a strong, spiritual commitment and values the individual worth of every member of the school community. He has a clear  vision and sense of purpose for the education of the whole child.

The headteacher is aided by a dedicated
RE leader, an effective leadership team and an enthusiastic and talented staff team.'

THE KEY STRENGTHS OF THE SCHOOL INCLUDE:

 The Mission Statement is visible, understood and lived by the whole school community.

The quality of the relationships across the school, the care for all from the dedicated staff and the outstanding behaviour and respect for others demonstrated by the children.


The inspirational leadership of the headteacher supported by a committed, talented and enthusiastic RE subject leader, senior leadership team and governors.


The positive partnership with the parish and the pivotal role of the parish priest in the spiritual life of the school.


Prayer and worship is at the heart of the school community.

 

OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SCHOOL IS OUTSTANDING

Sacred Heart is an outstanding Catholic primary school that offers a deep faith experience, with Jesus
clearly at the centre of all aspects of school life. This warm, friendly school strives to be a place “where
love can grow and flourish” in a caring environment where all are welcomed and differences
celebrated. Prayer is very much at the heart of this school enriching everyone’s experience of God's
presence. The Mission Statement is visible, understood and lived by all in the school community. The
inspirational headteacher, supported by the dedicated and talented RE subject leader, leadership
team and staff, do all they can to ensure that the spiritual and pastoral needs of all are met and that
gospel values are clearly evident and lived out by all.

The parish priest and governors are very
supportive, cohesive and committed to ensuring that Catholic education of the highest standard is
provided for all. The quality of teaching in Religious Education is always good and more often better,
which ensures high standards are achieved across the school, as evidenced in the children’s books and
work around school. The friendly and well-mannered children are very proud of their school, their
behaviour and attitude to learning are excellent. School takes every opportunity to build on the
excellent links with the parish and home. Parents feel very welcome in school and state that it does
“everything it can to understand the children and their needs”. Effective monitoring, assessment and
evaluation of Religious Education has ensured that the school has continued to develop since the last
inspection.