COMMENTS FROM OFSTED REPORTS
“Pupils make very rapid progress in academic subjects including English and Mathematics.”
“Pupils are very well behaved. They are polite and show much consideration for adults and their fellow pupils.
“Christianity is woven through all that the school does, the school is successful in supporting pupils’ personal and academic development and in helping them to develop a strong moral compass.”
“The school’s leaders understand well what constitutes outstanding teaching and learning and ensure that it happens almost all of the time. The involvement of parents as volunteers is also impressive.”
The Vine Christian School was awarded Outstanding by Ofsted in March 2014.
Our latest inspection in June 2019 was very disappointing as the Inspector felt that some procedures, and evidence of those procedures were inadequate and so graded the school “Inadequate”. For a copy of the full Inspection reports, please click here.
Over the Summer of 2019 the Trustees and Governors did a deep review of all the areas of concern raised by Ofsted, culminating in a comprehensive Action Plan delivered to the Dept for Education in October 2019. That Action Plan had been fully implemented by the end of December 2019 both in terms of completing the one-time fixes and implementing rigour around on-going changes in areas such as staff training and development, the quality of delivery of student practice sessions etc.
Significant change has been possible because of the Lord’s leading and confirmation throughout our recent changes with a new Headteacher and Head of Early Years, as well as two additional qualified teachers to add to the dedicated staff. We are excited for the future as the Lord directs our path.
As of January 2020, Ofsted is due to return any day to do a follow-up inspection, and we are looking forward to showing them the fruit of their last report. In preparation, we have undertaken a rigorous self-evaluation that indicates a “Good” standing.