The King’s CE School judged Excellent following inspection
The King's CE School in Tettenhall is officially an Excellent Church of England school, according to a recent inspection.
The school was subject to a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection, to evaluate how effective the school’s distinctive Christian vision is in enabling pupils and adults to flourish.
Inspector Thomas Hutchinson visited the Regis Road secondary last month and found that 'leaders have infused the school with a deeply Christian vision that is unforced, ever present, spontaneous yet intentional'. Staff, including governors, 'create excellent partnerships that transform lives', which enables pupils 'to be agents of change and show compassion for God’s world'.
The report commends the 'superb support provided by the well co-ordinated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Team', the 'incredible work of the Education as an Additional Language (EAL) team' and recognises 'the remarkable work of the whole staff to create a School of Sanctuary'.
The inspector concludes that 'the vision of this truly Christian yet very diverse community... enables all to not only flourish but to be transformed'.
The King's CE School received an overall grade of Excellent, with both the impact of collective worship and the effectiveness of religious education (RE) judged to be Excellent.
Joy Langley, Interim Principal, said: "The report celebrates our unified, harmonious and respectful school community, the hard work and commitment of all our staff and pupils, the support and challenge from our governing body and the partnership with our parents and carers.
"I want to congratulate and thank everyone in the school community; we are greatly encouraged by the outcome, which means we are the only excellent Church of England secondary school in Wolverhampton, and are committed to developing further to ensure we serve all in our school community."
Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, said: "This is an exceptional SIAMS report which demonstrates the impact that The King's CE is having on its pupils, both in the classroom and in wider society. I would like to congratulate Joy and her team on their success."
The SIAMS inspection is an Ofsted Section 48 inspection that all schools designated as having a religious character have to undergo on a regular basis.