Ofsted, SIAMs & Performance Data
St Mark’s Church of England Academy continues to be a good school. There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now. The school’s next inspection will be a graded inspection.
Summary of key Findings
- "This is an inclusive school where pupils are happy and do well. Leaders have high expectations for pupils and ensure that they follow a broad and ambitious curriculum."
- "Pupils are proud of the contributions they make to the school community by becoming leaders outside of the classroom."
- "Pupils’ learning is supported by a wide range of outings and extra-curricular activities aimed at building their confidence, teamwork skills and positive attitudes."
- "Pupils are kept safe. They behave well, and attendance is high."
- "Leaders ensure that the delivery of the curriculum is adapted to meet pupils’ starting points."
- "The provision for pupils’ wider development is a real strength. ‘Lifeology’, the personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) curriculum, contributes to pupils’ understanding of important topics."
- Leaders have established robust processes to safeguard pupils."
- "Staff receive regular training and are knowledgeable about local safeguarding risks."