OFSTED (September 2012) ..
“An extremely positive climate for learning has been created”
“Leaders successfully promote high quality teaching and an exciting curriculum”
“Challenging and interesting learning activities well matched to pupils’ abilities and needs”
“Pupils are fully engaged, highly motivated and make exceptional gains in their education”
The above comments from our very recent OFSTED inspection confirms our overall aim to promote high quality teaching to support and enable our children to reach their full potential is successful. In doing this we foster a positive attitude to learning through a vibrant and exciting curriculum.
Creativity being at the heart of everything we do weaves its way through all the many subjects we teach.
Visits to the many different places of interest excite, enhance and inspire teaching and learning at Cathedral School. Visits to art galleries, museums, parks, farms, theatres, libraries and castles bring learning to life. Expertise shared by the many different creative practitioners helps to create a vibrant learning environment for all who come to our school. Children are encouraged to question, to explore, to research and to be involved in aspects of planning what they learn.
Parents are informed by termly letters (from year1-6) of the planning overview for their child’s class. Pupil progress meetings take place in November, February and July. Parents are expected to come and meet with the teachers to discuss their child’s progress.