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SIAMS Report (November 2022)

Our whole school community are rightly proud of our Excellent SIAMS inspection. It is a recognition of the incredible hard-working inclusive community that we are all a part of past, present and future.

We are incredibly proud to have been awarded 'Excellent' in all categories in our November 2022 SIAMS inspection report (available to download below).

The report stated that:

The lives of pupils at St Augustine’s are transformed because they are nurtured and cherished by skilled, caring and insightful adults in the school. School leaders and staff, motivated by the school's vision, go to exceptional lengths to ensure that pupils, particularly the most vulnerable have hopeful futures.

The visionary work-related curriculum, driven by the school’s Christian vision, is instrumental in sowing aspiration and self-belief in pupils in this inner-city school, which serves a very deprived area. Pupils achieve far beyond their expectations.

Pupils respond powerfully to the school’s Christian vision by striving to be ‘the best we can be’. In addition to strong academic performance, this results in a vibrant student voice, which has a significant impact on the life of the school.

Religious Education (RE) is a flagship department in the school. Lessons are expertly led, participative and provide a safe space for discussing important and controversial issues. As a result students rightly develop a love of the subject and achieve highly.

The collective worship programme has been carefully crafted to reflect the school’s Christian vision and values. It is absolutely central to pupils’ experience of school and is a wonderful unifying factor for the many different religions and ethnic groups in the school.

The report focuses on one overreaching question:

How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?

The outcomes of the report are:

  • The impact of collective worship – Excellent
  • The effectiveness of religious education (RE) - Excellent
  • Overall grade - Excellent

As in all inspection reports, there are areas for development which are usually focused on ways in which the school can improve. In this case the inspector has asked the school to share its expertise: ‘To seek further opportunities to spread the excellent practice in collective worship and trauma informed behaviour management to other schools, so that they can benefit from the insights at St Augustine’s.’

Ofsted Report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils - Overall effectiveness: Outstanding 

  • Inspectors observed 41 lessons or parts of lessons, including additional support provided through intervention work. There were eight joint observations with the headteacher and deputy headteacher. Inspectors also visited an assembly and tutor time for different groups of students.
  • Meetings were held with various senior and middle leaders, and also with the Chair of the Governing Body plus five other governors. Telephone conversations were held with representatives from the diocesan board and the local authority. 
  • Students’ views were sought throughout the inspection, during lessons and break times. Inspectors also met with three groups of students.
  • Staff views were noted during the inspection and 39 staff questionnaires were also analysed.
  • Inspectors observed the school’s work and looked at a number of documents. These included the school’s own data on students’ progress, policies, planning and monitoring information.
  • Inspectors paid close attention to school information on attendance, behaviour and all aspects of safeguarding.
  • Parents’ and carers’ views were taken into account through the 13 responses to the online Parent View questionnaire and the school’s own parent surveys.

Ofsted Report website link

Ofsted Report
SIAMS Report 2022