Ofsted praise for ‘close-knit’ Sacred Heart Catholic Primary

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Sacred Heart Primary School, Burley. Photo: Google

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is officially now a good school, according to the latest report from Ofsted inspectors.

The school, in Argie Avenue, Burley, was praised as good in all five rating areas including: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and early years provision.

November’s visit by inspectors follows concerns over safeguarding raised at a graded inspection last June, which had led to the school being rated as ‘inadequate’.

Inspectors praised the school’s ‘strong moral compass’ and said in their report: “Sacred Heart is a close-knit, caring and vibrant school. Staff have built a community with kindness and compassion at its core.”

Addressing previous issues over safeguarding, the report added: “The school took immediate, swift and decisive action to address the safeguarding issues highlighted at the previous inspection. The systems for reporting, recording and acting on concerns raised by staff have been restructured and significantly improved.

“All staff are clear about their responsibilities and have benefited from additional training.”

The report said that the curriculum was generally ‘set out carefully’ but added that curriculum clarity is ‘less developed’ in some areas. The school is part of the St Gregory the Great Academy Trust.

The report can be read in full here.

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