An Ofsted remote monitoring inspection carried out last month has confirmed that, despite the many challenges of the last year, leaders at Christ the King College have introduced new subject planning for Years 7 to 9 in order to raise the level of challenge and build on pupils’ prior knowledge.

The recent remote inspection was carried out on 3r​d and 4t​h February. 2 inspectors, Matthew Newberry HMI and Stephen Long HMI, spent the 2 days interviewing children, staff, governors and members of the Local Authority and Dioceson representatives. They also took account of the parents’ feedback through the questionnaire.

In their report, the inspectors also commented that Christ the King ‘pupils trust their teachers to keep them well informed of any developments’ and that ‘parents appreciate how dedicated the staff have been to support pupils during these exceptional circumstances’.

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The inspection report letter is overwhelmingly positive and no recommendations for improvement were made at all.

The report letter also highlights that throughout lockdown staff have maintained a very clear structure to the school day, introduced new tracking systems and that most students were accessing remote learning. The inspectors also noted that governors hold leaders to account for the improvements that are taking place and that they have a good oversight of the quality of education at Christ the King College.

The new Headteacher of Christ the King College, Kevin McDermott, has said:

“This is a great OFSTED Report and I am very proud of the students and staff at the school. This is a validation of the tremendous work that they have done throughout the time that they have been learning remotely and shows that the school is on a journey of continuous improvement”.

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