The Catholic Life of the School
and Religious Education
There is much to celebrate at Corpus Christi. Pupils, staff, Governors, Parents, external agencies all work together in a joyful, prayerful community. The Catholic life of the school is in strong hands being clearly and demonstrably a priority above all else. Good relationships are in evidence and strong leadership is now beginning to drive improvements across the whole school. The school has the capacity to become an outstanding school.
It has been a challenging time for both the school and the Religious Education (RE) department following movement of key staff since the last S48 inspection. It is to the credit of all concerned that the school has maintained a strong Catholic ethos during this time.
The school provides a wide range of activities and opportunities to support personal development and pupils are happy, confident and secure in developing spiritually and emotionally. Pastoral care is very strong here with no one overlooked. This is a strength of the school and a daily witness to this community living the gospel values.
Pupils talk positively about their experience of prayer. They see this is a distinguishing feature of their school. There are instances where some groups of pupils are passive and further monitoring will help in identifying where additional support is needed.
The teaching observed was usually good and in some instances, with outstanding features. Pupil achievement is a weakness and is especially noticeable at KS4.
The school is seeking to appoint a permanent, full time leader of RE from September 2014. An experienced Lay Chaplain was appointed in October 2013.
Leaders and managers undertake a range of monitoring and evaluation initiatives and they have a good picture of what the school needs to do in order to ensure success in all areas.
Download the full Section 48 Report