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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

“Good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as is reasonably practicable.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Pupils are willing learners and settle quickly in lessons.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils… “are articulate speakers and can express their opinions clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS can explain their ideas to their peers clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Well-structured teaching with use of appropriate resources supports their work…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

”Pupils grow in self-confidence and self-esteem.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“The school is successful in creating a nurturing atmosphere in which pupils feel valued for themselves…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils…“have good manners and their conduct is generally good.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS are socially aware and at an appropriate level for their age.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

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Performance Report and Strategic Intent

 

ISI Inspection March 2018 

St Peter’s Independent School was inspected in March 2018 by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

The Inspection was in two parts:

  1. Education Quality Inspection, which focuses on two key outcomes;
  • the achievement and academic development of pupils
  • the personal development of pupils.  
  1. Regulatory Compliance Inspection, which judges on whether or not a school has met each of the Independent School Standards.

There are currently just under 500 regulations in the ISI handbook. The report is written to a stringent pro-forma and uses very explicit, generic wording to report inspectors’ findings. Regulatory Compliance inspections do not give any information about the quality of education offered by a school and only record whether or not it has met the standards. Therefore, this part of the inspection report will only state ‘met or ‘not met’ to a list of regulations. Due to there being many strands to each standard, a shortfall in one of the strands will result in the whole standard not being met.

Given the sudden and unexpected resignation of the previous head, at the end of Autumn Term 2017, the inspectors fully acknowledged the difficulties this caused. In the verbal feedback to members of the Senior Management Team, Chair of Trustees and Independent Governor, ISI recognised the efforts that staff and, in particular, the Senior Management Team had made, stating that they could not have worked harder in trying to turn things around within the three month period in post. The number of action points demonstrates the failures of leadership and management over time. Unfortunately, ISI were not able to take this business-critical situation into account due to their protocols.

As a school, we are already addressing the standards not being met, many of which are historic. You may note that in ISIs opinion some of the standards relating to health and safety were not met. A report was provided, by the school, to the Health and Safety Executive who were satisfied with all the actions that had been taken following the inspection and judged that no further action would be necessary. The Local Fire Protection Officer also visited the school to conduct his own inspection and was happy that we are fully compliant with regulations.

As a school, we are delighted that both the quality of pupils’ academic and other achievement, and, the quality of pupils’ personal development are sound.  Inspectors found that:

  • ‘Good behaviour is promoted and bullying is prevented as far as reasonably practicable.’
  • ‘Pupils are willing learners and settle quickly in lessons.’
  • ‘They are articulate speakers and can express their opinions clearly.’
  • ‘Pupils grow in self-confidence and self-esteem. The school is successful in creating a nurturing atmosphere in which pupils feel valued for themselves, whatever their abilities.’
  • ‘They have good manners and their conduct is generally good.’
  • ‘When asked what they considered the most important value they would take away from the school, older pupils promptly identified respect.’

Click HERE to read a summary of the report produced by the Board of Governors and Trustees

Click HERE to read a copy of the full Report