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									ARCHDIOCESE
    OF
  CARDIFF



     SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
    SAMPLE SELF-EVALUATION
            REPORT
 Name of school: St Llaevol Catholic School
           Start Date: 01/09/09
                                               INTRODUCTION
The Second Vatican Council declared that all people, by virtue of their dignity as human persons have the right to education, that is, the right to
achieve their potential in life (Gravissimum Educationis, para. 1). In addition, those who are baptised members of the Church have a right to a
specifically Christian education. (cf. Gravissimum Educationis, para. 2). Catholic schools/colleges are thus part of the educative mission of the
Church. They are challenged by the gospel to affirm their pupils/students’ basic goodness, to promote their dignity and to develop their gifts and
potential to the full. The Catholic school/college aims to educate people to live responsibly for the fullness of life that God wills for each of us.

This Self-Evaluation Report has been designed to assist the whole Catholic school and college community in its programme of monitoring,
evaluating and reviewing the Catholic life of the school and curriculum religious education. The Archdiocesan Inspection Framework provides the
structure for the Report. Schools and colleges are expected to use the Self-Evaluation Report, involving all stakeholders, in a continuous cycle of
monitoring, evaluation and review. Further guidance on its use is on page 3 below.

The current Self-Evaluation Report should be emailed to the Archdiocesan Director of Religious Education by the end of October each year. It is also
required documentation for the Section 50 and canonical inspection.

Catholic schools and colleges have provided an outstanding service of learning and pastoral care for many decades in the Archdiocese of Cardiff.
This Self-Evaluation Report provides us with an opportunity to celebrate, and give thanks to God for, the passion, witness, dedication and
commitment of all those – parents, clergy, governors, staff and pupils – who play a part in the Church's educative mission in Catholic schools and
colleges.

Anne Manghan
Archdiocesan Director of RE




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                                    GUIDANCE ON USING THE SELF-EVALUATION REPORT
The self-evaluation report is structured around the three key questions of the Archdiocesan Inspection Framework: ‘How good are outcomes?’,
‘How good is provision?’ and ‘How good are leadership and management?’ Each question has a number of quality indicators, e.g., ‘how well
pupils/students achieve, and enjoy learning, in Religious Education’ and each quality indicator has a number of aspects, e.g., ‘pupils/students are
becoming religiously literate, have knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to their age and ability to think spiritually, ethically and
theologically and are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life’.

      Complete the columns Evaluation and Evidence under each key aspect.

      Be as concise as possible.

      Try to be evaluative rather than descriptive and focus mainly on the impact and outcomes for pupils/students.

      In respect to each aspect, ask the questions; ‘How well are we doing?’ ‘How do we know?’ and ‘How can we improve things further?’

      Ensure you identify in your evidence documents what you consider to be strengths and particularly strengths that are consistent and judged
       to be highly effective.

      Identify areas for improvement.

      Point to supporting evidence. If the supporting evidence is in an electronic form, you may insert hyperlinks.

      Identify any next steps that need to be taken to make improvements in the section at the end of each quality indicator, indicating where
       they are addressed in the relevant school/department improvement/development plan(s).


                                            OVERALL DESCRIPTION OF JUDGEMENTS


   Excellent:                Many strengths, including significant examples of sector leading practice or practise that is
                             both consistent and highly effective.

   Good:                     Many strengths and no important areas requiring significant improvement

   Adequate:                 Strengths outweigh areas for improvement

   Unsatisfactory:           Important areas for improvement outweigh strengths
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The table below is to assist in maintaining a level of consistency in expressing proportions in words. It is for guidance
only.


                                    Proportion                           Description

                             With very few exceptions      Nearly all

                                   90% or more             Most

                                   70% or more             Many

                                   60% or more             A majority

                                   Close to 50%            Half/around half

                                    Below 40%              A minority

                                    Below 20%              Few

                                  Less than 10%            Very few




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                              OVERVIEW OF THE SELF-
                             EVALUATION FRAMEWORK
OUTCOMES

KQ1. How good are outcomes?

Schools should evaluate:

1.1    how well pupils/students achieve, and enjoy learning, in Religious Education;
1.2    how well pupils/students attain in Religious Education;
1.3    the extent to which pupils/students contribute to, and benefit from, the Catholic life of the school/college;
1.4    how well pupils/students respond to, and participate in, the school/college’s prayer and worship.

PROVISION

KQ2. How good is provision?

Schools should evaluate:

2.1    the   quality of teaching and how purposeful learning is in Religious Education;
2.2    the   effectiveness of assessment and academic guidance in Religious Education;
2.3    the   extent to which Religious Education and the wider life of the school/college meets pupils/students’ needs;
2.4    the   quality of prayer and worship provided by the school/college.

LEADERS AND MANAGERS

KQ3. How good are leadership and management?

Schools should evaluate:

3.1    the extent to which the governing body promotes the strategic development of the Catholic life of the school/college and curriculum
       Religious Education;
3.2    how well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the provision for the Catholic life of the school/college
       and plan improvement to outcomes for pupils/students;

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3.3   how well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the provision for Religious Education and plan for
      improvement to outcomes for pupils/students;
3.4   how well leaders and managers develop partnerships with other providers, organisations and services in order to promote
      learning and pupil/student well-being;
3.5   how effectively leaders and managers promote community cohesion.




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                                                         Outcomes
KQ1. How good are outcomes?

 Schools should evaluate:


  1.1    how well pupils/students achieve, and enjoy learning, in Religious Education


  1.2    how well pupils/students attain in Religious Education


  1.3    the extent to which pupils/students contribute to, and benefit from, the Catholic life of the school/college


  1.4    how well pupils/students respond to, and participate in, the school/college’s prayer and worship.




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                                                      KQ1 How good are outcomes?

1.1 How well pupils/students achieve, and enjoy learning, in Religious Education.
Schools should evaluate:

       the quality of pupils/students’ learning and progress, including those who have English as an additional language, those who are more able
        and talented or those who have other particular learning needs and/or disabilities.

Taking into account the extent to which:

1.1.1    pupils/students are becoming religiously literate, have knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to their                              age
         and ability to think spiritually, ethically and theologically and are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life;

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
Pupils are becoming increasingly religiously literate and are growing in confidence, knowledge,                    All work review reports for 08-09
understanding and skills. Pupil work reviews, lesson observations and learner voices show that pupils are          Reports on learner voices
able to think spiritually, ethically and theologically. Pupils’ involvement in charity activities and prayer and   (15/09/09)
worship indicate that they are aware of the demands of religious commitment in every day life. However,            Lesson obs report (Oct 09)
there is less evidence of the involvement of pupils in charity work in the Foundation Phase/KS1. (Oct 09)          Archdiocesan Director’s Review
                                                                                                                   Report May 09
                                                                                                                   HT report to GB June 09
                                                                                                                   RE ‘display folder’ in school’s
                                                                                                                   intranet for 08-09
                                                                                                                   Catholic life of the school album

09-10 reports at all levels indicate that standards of religious literacy remain very good. Foundation Phase       All work review reports for 09-10
pupils were very involved in the June 10 Sportathon and March 10 balloon race. (July 10)                           Learner Voice reports (May 10 and
                                                                                                                   July 10)
                                                                                                                   Both pupil tracking reports for
                                                                                                                   2009-2010
                                                                                                                   Link governor report to GB (Nov 10)
                                                                                                                   RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                                   standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                                   Catholic life of the school album
                                                                                                                   HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10 and
                                                                                                                   July 10




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1.1.2   pupils/students make progress relative to their starting points and capabilities, making clear whether there is any significant variation
        between groups of pupils/students and there is any underachievement generally or among particular groups who could be doing better;

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
Pupil work reviews, sampling and portfolio evidence indicate that pupils are making very good progress in          All work review reports for 08-09
all strands of the Levels of Attainment. However, the 3 identified ‘Looked After Children’ at KS2                  Lesson obs report (Oct 08, Feb 09,
underachieved in 2008-2009. There were no other significant variations in pupil progress. (Sept 09)                May 09)
                                                                                                                   Report to GB (Oct 09)
                                                                                                                   RE portfolio for 08-09
                                                                                                                   Individual teacher records for 08-09

Pupil work reviews, sampling and portfolio evidence for 2009-2010 indicate that pupils are continuing to           All work review reports for 09-10
make very good progress in all strands of the Levels of Attainment. (Sept 10)                                      Lesson obs report (Nov 09, Jan 10
                                                                                                                   and May 10))
                                                                                                                   Report to GB (July 10)
                                                                                                                   RE portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                                   Individual teacher records for 09-10

1.1.3   pupils/students are actively involved in improving their knowledge, understanding and skills and are developing
        their competence as learners;

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
There is insufficient evidence of pupils being actively involved in improving their own learning. There is         Some pupil work samples contain
some self-assessment, particularly in KS2, but it is not embedded throughout. This is a target of the whole        evidence of self assessment (RE
school and will be addressed by the introduction of Building Learning Power from Sept 10 onwards. (Nov             portfolio 08-09)
09)

There is growing evidence of pupils being actively involved in improving their own learning. Sept 10 –             Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
introduction of Building Learning Power. Lesson obs and Learner Voices indicate that pupils are responding         June 10
positively to the need to be reflective, resourceful and resilient learners. Far more detailed evidence of self-   Lesson obs reports for March 10
assessment indicates very good progress in this area. (Sept 10)                                                    and June 10
                                                                                                                   RE portfolios and samples for 09-10

1.1.4   pupils/students enjoy their learning as shown by their interest, enthusiasm and engagement.

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
Lesson obs and Learner Voices indicate that pupils greatly enjoy their learning. (Sept 09)                         All lesson obs reports for 08-09
                                                                                                                   All pupil work review reports for 08-
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                                                                                                                   Learner Voice report investigating
                                                                                                                   1.1.4 (March 09)
                                                                                                                   Parent questionnaire report for 08-
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                                                                                                        09 (July 09)

All reports indicate that this remains a major strength of the school. (Oct 10)                         All lesson obs reports for 09-10
                                                                                                        All pupil work review reports for 09-
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                                                                                                        Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                                        10 (July 10)


Way forward: 1.1 How well pupils/students achieve, and enjoy learning, in Religious Education.

If further action planned                                                                               (SDP/SIP reference)
Discuss with Foundation Phase areas where pupils can be more involved in charity work and thinking of   REIP: 1:2 (09-10)
others.

Ensure LAC are provided with sufficient support to make progress                                        N/A: information provided to
                                                                                                        relevant teachers.

Ensure RE is integral to developments in BLP                                                            SDP: 1:1 (09-10)




                                                     KQ1 How good are outcomes?

1.2 How well pupils/students attain in Religious Education.

Schools should evaluate:

    the pupils/students’ standards of attainment at the end of each key stage;

    any significant variations between groups of pupils/students, courses, trends over time and comparisons with all
     school/colleges.

Taking into account (where appropriate):

1.2.1 the quality of pupils/students’ work;
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Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
All pupil work reviews and portfolio evidence indicates that the standard of pupils’ work is very good.      All pupil work reviews for 08-09
However, there is some underperformance in the quality of extended writing in RE at the end of KS2. (July    RE portfolio for 08-09
09)                                                                                                          No evidence of GB report for 08-09:
                                                                                                             prioritise in 09-10

Overall, the quality of pupils’ work is very good. The focus on extended writing in 09-10 for KS2 has been   All pupil work reviews for 09-10
very successful. (Oct 10)                                                                                    RE portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                             RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                             standards to GB July 10

1.2.2 teacher assessment and tracking of pupils/students’ progress and standards of attainment, measured in line with
the Levels of Attainment in Religious Education in Catholic School/colleges and Colleges (2007);

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
Teacher assessment is secure at all levels and the tracking of pupil progress is a strength of the school.    All pupil work reviews for 08-09
However, there was no report to the GB on standards in RE in 08-09 (Oct 09)                                   RE portfolio for 08-09
                                                                                                              All teacher records for 08-09
                                                                                                              Archdiocesan Director’s Review
                                                                                                              Report May 09

Teacher assessment and tracking remains a strength of the school. Report on standards in RE provided to GB    All pupil work reviews for 09-10
(Sept 10)                                                                                                     RE portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                              All teacher records for 09-10
                                                                                                              RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                              standards to GB July 10

1.2.3 school/college data, including test and examination results where appropriate for up to three previous years;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
As above. Most pupils are making very good progress in RE though Looked After Children underachieved in      All pupil work reviews for 08-09
08-09 (Sept 09). Trends remain very good though this has not been reported to the GB.                        RE portfolio for 08-09
                                                                                                             All teacher records for 08-09


Pupil data and trends presented to the GB July 10. Most pupils achieve their predicted levels.               Report to GB July 10 including 3
                                                                                                             year trend


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1.2.4 nationally and locally produced data where appropriate.

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
There is no local or national data on RE to compare with school. (Sept 09)                                   N/A


There is no local or national data on RE to compare with school though the new WAG data sets indicate that   Heads report to GB on the core
the school is in the first quartile for most indicators. (Sept 10)                                           family data sets (July 10)


Way forward: 1.2 How well pupils/students attain in Religious Education.

If further action planned                                                                                    (SDP/SIP reference)
Provide greater opportunities for extended writing in RE at the end of KS2. (Sept 09)                        REIP: 1:1 (09-10)

Ensure a report on standards in RE is provided to the governing body during 09-10                            N/A: Requirement of the SMT/GB




                                                    KQ1 How good are outcomes?

1.3 The extent to which pupils/students contribute to, and benefit from, the Catholic life of the
school/college.

Schools should evaluate:

    the extent to which pupils/students take on responsibilities and play a part in developing the Catholic life of the
     school/college;

    pupils/students’ sense of belonging to the school/college community and their relationship with those from different
     backgrounds;

    the extent to which pupils/students develop skills and attitudes which will serve them and others, now and in the
     future.

Taking into account the extent to which:
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1.3.1 pupils/students appreciate, value and participate in the Catholic life and mission of the school/college;

Evaluation                                                                                                        Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Records of all aspects of the life of the school indicate that pupils     Catholic life portfolio for 08-09
value and participate in a wide range of activities to support the Catholic life of the school. However, there    Heads reports to GB on religious
has been no Learner Voice held in this area to confirm the judgement. (Oct 09)                                    and spiritual life of the school.

This remains a major strength of the school. The Feb 10 and July 10 Learner Voices and the parent                 Catholic life portfolio for 09-10
questionnaire for July 10 confirm this.                                                                           RE Coordinator’s report to GB July10
                                                                                                                  Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
                                                                                                                  July 10
                                                                                                                  Parent questionnaire report for 09-
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1.3.2 pupils/students participate in evaluating the Catholic life and the mission of the school/college;

Evaluation                                                                                                        Evidence
This is a weakness of this aspect of the life of the school. There has been no Learner Voice in this area. (Oct   None
09)

The Feb 10 Learner Voice and the July 10 Learner review of the Mission statement confirmed that pupils’           Learner Voice report Feb 10 and
participation in evaluating the Catholic life of the school is a major strength (Oct 10)                          Mission Day records July 10



1.3.3 pupils/students’ behaviour shows that they value and respect others, including attitudes to bullying and any form of
prejudice;

Evaluation                                                                                                        Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Behaviour is very good throughout the school. The 2008 anti-              Head’s report on anti-bullying
bullying survey indicated that very few pupils had experiences of bullying. The Parent questionnaire for          survey to GB Oct 08.
2008-09 made no reference to bullying as an issue. (Oct 09)                                                       Parent questionnaire report July 09

The 2009-2010 LA review and report indicated this remains a strength of the school. (Oct 10)                      LA report on the school June 2010
                                                                                                                  and Head’s report to GB July 10
                                                                                                                  (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                  Review Report May 09)



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1.3.4 pupils/students take on positions of responsibility and leadership in the Catholic life of the school/college and in the
wider community;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
This area of school life has strengths and weaknesses. The buddy programme and prefect system work well    Head’s reports to GB on the
but the leadership of prayer and worship by pupils is less embedded in the life of the school. (Nov 09)    religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                           school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                           Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                           worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)


Developments in the area of prayer and worship planning and leadership by pupils has strengthened this     Head’s reports to GB on the
area (Nov 09)                                                                                              religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                           school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                           Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                           worship review (May 10)
                                                                                                           INSET records

1.3.5 pupils/students participate in activities which enable them to contribute to the development of the Catholic life of
the school/college and to their parishes and the wider community;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
See above. Learner Voices in this area need to take place to help inform planning and peer leadership of   Head’s reports to GB on the
prayer and worship is lacking. (Dec 09)                                                                    religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                           school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                           Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                           worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)

As above. The 2009-2011 training on pupil peer leadership and the 2009 Learner Voices have led to          Head’s reports to GB on the
developments in this area. (Dec 10)                                                                        religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                           school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                           Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                           worship review (May 10)

1.3.6 pupils/students participate and respond to the school/college’s chaplaincy provision, where appropriate;

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Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
As above. As a Primary school, there is no specific chaplaincy provision (Oct 09)                             N/A



As above. As a Primary school, there is no specific chaplaincy provision (Oct 10)                             N/A



1.3.7 pupils/students show interest and engagement in extra curricular activities that support them in their religious,
spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, including, where appropriate, the Welsh dimension;

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
This is a strength of the school. There is a wealth of opportunities provided for pupils that supports them   Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
in their religious, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. (Oct 09)                               detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.
                                                                                                              (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)

This continues to be a strength of the school. Target: to continue provision. (Dec 10)                        Head’s report to GB for Autumn 10
                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.



1.3.8 pupils/students’ well-being is promoted by pastoral care systems;

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
This is a strength of the school. Class teachers, SLAs, SENCO and school EWO promote pupils’ well-being.      See Parent questionnaire report for
However, a full review and report of this aspect has yet to take place. (Oct 09)                              08-09 (no reference to problems in
                                                                                                              this area)


This remains a strength of the school according to parental surveys and informal reviews. The formal          None available since the last
review of this area has been carried forward to next Spring. (Dec 10)                                         parents’ questionnaire.



1.3.9 pupils/students develop healthy and safe attitudes, including an understanding of family life and sexual
relationships within a moral framework consistent with the teaching of the Catholic Church;

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Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
This is a strength of the school. Informal reports on Circle Time, class obs records and pupil work reviews   Pupil work reviews for 08-09
indicate that pupils are developing morally in keeping with the teachings of the Church. (Oct 09)             Lesson obs reports for 08-09
                                                                                                              (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)

This remains a strength of the school. Next Summer’s Learner Voice could potentially explore this area.       Pupil work reviews. Autumn 10
(Feb 11)                                                                                                      Lesson obs reports Autumn 10

1.3.10 Pupils/students respond to opportunities for social action, outreach and the provision for global citizenship and
sustainable development education.

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. There are many opportunities for social action, outreach and EGCSD    Eco-committee minutes for 08-09
and pupils always respond positively. (Sept 09)                                                               Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                              for 08-09.
                                                                                                              Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.
                                                                                                              (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)

This remains a strength of the school. See records. (July 10)                                                 Eco-committee minutes for 09-10
                                                                                                              Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                              for 09-10
                                                                                                              Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.



Way forward: 1.3 The extent to which pupils/students contribute to, and benefit from, the Catholic
life of the school/college.

If further action planned                                                                                     (SDP/SIP reference)
Introduce a Learner Voice on the Catholic Life of the School to inform future planning (Oct 09)               (08-09) SDP: 2:2 Learner Voice

Provide opportunities for pupils to plan and lead acts of worship                                             REDP 3:1 Peer prayer leadership



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                                                   KQ1 How good are outcomes?

1.4 How well pupils/students respond to, and participate in, the school/college’s prayer and
worship.

Schools should evaluate:

      to what extent pupils/students show interest and actively participate in prayer and worship;

      to what extent pupils/students are acquiring skills in planning and leading prayer and worship;

      how well prayer and worship contribute to the spiritual and moral development of pupils/students.

Taking into account:

1.4.1 the extent to which pupils/students demonstrate reverence and respect during prayer and worship;

Evaluation                                                                                                  Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Pupils invariably demonstrate reverence and respect during prayer   RE Co-coordinator’s report on
and worship. (Sept 09)                                                                                      prayer and worship.
                                                                                                            Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                            detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                            provision.
                                                                                                            (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                            Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                            Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                            questionnaire for 07-08

This remains a major strength of the school. (Sept 10)                                                      RE Co-coordinator’s report on
                                                                                                            prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                            Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                            detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                            provision.
                                                                                                            Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                            questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                            Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                            detailing governors’ experiences of

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                                                                                                           prayer and worship in school.

1.4.2 the extent of pupils/students’ participation in traditional prayer and liturgy;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Pupils participate in a very wide variety of prayer and worship,   RE Co-coordinator’s report on
including those from the tradition of the Church (Sept 09)                                                 prayer and worship.
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 07-08

This continues to be a major strength of the school (Jan 11)                                               RE Co-coordinator’s report on
                                                                                                           prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                           Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                           detailing governors’ experiences of
                                                                                                           prayer and worship in school.

1.4.3 the extent of pupils/students’ participation in a variety of prayer styles;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
As above in 1.4.2 (Sept 09)                                                                                RE Co-coordinator’s report on
                                                                                                           prayer and worship.
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 07-08

As above in 1.4.2 (Jan 11)                                                                                 RE Co-coordinator’s report on
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                                                                                                             prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                             Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                             detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                             provision.
                                                                                                             Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                             questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                             Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                             detailing governors’ experiences of
                                                                                                             prayer and worship in school.

1.4.4 worship prepared, organised and led by pupils/students;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
This is an area of weakness in the school and will be an element in the 2009-2010 SDP (see 1.3.5 and 1.3.6   Head’s reports to GB on the
above) (Oct 09)                                                                                              religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                             school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                             Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                             worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)

Developments in the area of prayer and worship planning and leadership by pupils has strengthened this       Head’s reports to GB on the
area (Nov 10)                                                                                                religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                             school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                             Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                             worship review (May 10)

1.4.5 pupils/students’ response to voluntary acts of worship;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
Most acts of worship take place at times that are not voluntary. However, there was a good response to the   Head’s reports to GB on the
May 08 lunchtime voluntary prayer using the Rosary. One area here that needs developing is the school’s      religious and spiritual life of the
monthly involvement in the Parish Mass, for which only about 20% of pupils take part. (Oct 09)               school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)


Increased planning and preparation and the use of newsletters as detailed in the SDP 3:1 for this area has   Head’s reports to GB on the
led to an increase in pupil participation in the Parish Mass to about 40%. This remains an area for          religious and spiritual life of the
improvement, in collaboration with the Parish Priest, in the year’s ahead. (Jan 11)                          school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                             Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                             worship review (May 10 and Jan 11)
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Way forward: 1.4 How well pupils/students respond to, and participate in, the school/college’s
prayer and worship.

If further action planned                                                   (SDP/SIP reference)
Ensure greater participation in the monthly Parish Mass during 2009-2010.   SDP 09-10: 3.1




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                                         PROVISION
KQ2. How good is provision?

 Schools should evaluate:


 2.1   the quality of teaching and how purposeful learning is in Religious Education


 2.2   the effectiveness of assessment and academic guidance in Religious Education


 2.3   the extent to which the Religious Education curriculum meets pupils/students’ needs


 2.4   the quality of prayer and worship provided by the school/college




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                                                      KQ2 How good is provision?

2.1 The quality of teaching and how purposeful learning is in Religious Education.

Schools should evaluate:

    how well teaching promotes purposeful learning, enjoyment, progress and pupils/students’ standards of attainment.

Taking into account the extent to which:

2.1.1 lesson planning is linked to a current assessment of pupils/students’ prior learning and is differentiated, so that it
consolidates, builds upon and extends learning for all pupils/students;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
Some planning is very good, particularly at KS1/Foundation Phase but needs to be improved in KS2 (Oct 09)       Teachers’ planning folders
                                                                                                                Re Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                                planning to SMT Autumn 09

Following the implementation of the REDP 1.4 action plan, the quality of planning has improved in all           Teachers’ planning folders
phases of the school. Planning for differentiation, building on prior learning, which is linked to assessment   Re Co-ordinator’s report on
levels and focused assessments, is now a strength of the school (Dec 10)                                        planning to SMT Autumn 10



2.1.2 teachers’ secure subject knowledge inspires pupils/students and builds their understanding;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
This is a strength of the school. All staff have the CCRS and there are plans to use two inset days for the     Pupil work reviews for 08-09
new Archdiocesan CAREC in 2009. (Oct 09)                                                                        Lesson obs reports for 08-09
                                                                                                                (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                Review Report May 09)

This remains a strength of the school. All staff participated in the CAREC, which had an excellent response     Pupil work reviews for 09-10
from evaluation forms (Jan 11)                                                                                  RE portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                                Lesson obs reports for 09-10
                                                                                                                RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                                standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                                INSET evaluation forms

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2.1.3 pupils/students are developing as independent and collaborative learners;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
This is an area that needs some work. The introduction of Building Learning Power during 2009-2010 will      Some pupil work samples contain
have an impact here. (see 1.1.3 above) (Nov 09)                                                              evidence of self assessment (RE
                                                                                                             portfolio 08-09)

As with 1.1.3 there is some improvement in this area since the introduction of BLP. It needs to be           Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
embedded into curriculum RE (Sept 10)                                                                        June 10
                                                                                                             Lesson obs reports for March 10
                                                                                                             and June 10
                                                                                                             RE portfolios and samples for 09-10

2.1.4 the range of teaching styles and activities enhances pupils/students’ concentration, motivation, application and
understanding;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
This is a strength of the school. Outcomes are very good in RE because of the range of teaching styles and   All work review reports for 08-09
activities employed by staff. (Oct 09)                                                                       Lesson obs report (Oct 08, Feb 09,
                                                                                                             May 09)
                                                                                                             Review of RE planning report April
                                                                                                             09)
                                                                                                             Report to GB (Oct 09)
                                                                                                             RE portfolio for 08-09
                                                                                                             Individual teacher records for 08-09

This remains a strength of the school. Staff have continued to employ a range of teaching styles and         Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
activities to enhance pupils’ concentration, motivation, application and understanding. (Oct 10)             June 10
                                                                                                             Lesson obs reports for March 10
                                                                                                             and June 10
                                                                                                             RE portfolios and samples for 09-10

2.1.5 teaching encourages pupils/students’ enjoyment of and commitment to Religious Education;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
In observed lessons, the response of pupils to RE is good. There is a need to run a Learner Voice in this    Lesson obs report (Oct 08, Feb 09,
area to investigate pupils’ response to the provision. (Sept 09)                                             May 09)
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)

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This remains a strength of the school. Learner Voice responses indicate that pupils respond very positively    Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
to provision. (Oct 10)                                                                                         June 10
                                                                                                               Lesson obs reports for March 10
                                                                                                               and June 10
                                                                                                               RE portfolios and samples for 09-10

2.1.6 appropriate use of new technology maximises learning;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
This is a strength of the school. The use of new technology is embedded throughout the school (Oct 09)         Lesson obs report (Oct 08, Feb 09,
                                                                                                               May 09)
                                                                                                               (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                               Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                               Report to GB (Oct 09)
                                                                                                               RE portfolio for 08-09

This remains a strength of the school. New technology is well-resourced and used. (Nov 10)                     Lesson obs reports for 09-10
                                                                                                               RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                               standards to GB July 10

2.1.7 resources are sufficient and of a high quality;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
Investment in resources for RE and the Catholic life of the school has always been a priority of the           Archdiocesan Director’s Review
governing body and SMT (Oct 09)                                                                                Report May 09
                                                                                                               Governing Body records on
                                                                                                               spending 08-09
                                                                                                               Report to GB (Oct 09)

This remains a strength of the school (Nov 10)                                                                 RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                               standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                               Governing Body records on
                                                                                                               spending 09-10

2.1.8 other adults are deployed effectively;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
This is a strength of the school. LSAs and other classroom assistants are planned for and well-used (Nov 09)   Teachers’ planning folders

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                                                                                                             RE Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                             planning to SMT Autumn 09
                                                                                                             Lesson obs report (Oct 08, Feb 09,
                                                                                                             May 09)
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                             Report to GB (Oct 09)

LSAs and other classroom assistants continue to be a strong feature in the life of the school (Nov 10)       Teacher’s planning folders
                                                                                                             Re Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                             planning to SMT Autumn 10
                                                                                                             Lesson obs reports for 09-10



2.1.9 teachers have high expectations of pupils/students.

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
Teachers in RE generally have high expectations. A Learner Voice survey next year will provide further       Lesson obs report (Oct 08, Feb 09,
evidence to inform this section (Oct 09)                                                                     May 09)
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                             Report to GB (Oct 09)
                                                                                                             RE portfolio for 08-09

Teachers’ expectations remain a strength of the school. This is supported by the findings of the 2009-2010   Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
Learner Voice Surveys (Oct 10)                                                                               June 10
                                                                                                             Lesson obs reports for March 10
                                                                                                             and June 10
                                                                                                             RE portfolios and samples for 09-10


Way forward: 2.1 The quality of teaching and how purposeful learning is in Religious Education.

If further action planned                                                                                    (SDP/SIP reference)
Share good practice in KS1 on planning and differentiation                                                   REDP 09-10: 1.4

Ensure a Learner Voice for 10-11 investigating pupils’ response to RE provision                              REDP 09-10: 2.1




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                                                       KQ2 How good is provision?

2.2 The effectiveness of assessment and academic guidance in Religious Education.

Schools should evaluate:

      the effectiveness of the school/college’s tracking systems in monitoring the pupils/students’ achievement in
       Religious Education and securing improvement, particularly across phases;

      how effectively assessment outcomes enable the school/college to set targets;

      how well assessment is used to guide pupils/students;

      how well the school/college recognises and celebrates success at every level.

Taking into account:

2.2.1 the quality of assessment of and for learning, both individually and collectively, in terms of its accuracy and
frequency;

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
Assessment of and for learning is generally good. There is a need to develop self-assessment skills,               Pupil work reviews for 08-09
particularly in KS2. This may be addressed in the introduction of Building Learning Power. (Dec 09)                Lesson obs reports for 08-09
                                                                                                                   (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                   Review Report May 09)

There is growing evidence of pupils being actively involved in improving their own learning. Sept 09 –             Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
introduction of Building Learning Power. Lesson obs and Learner Voices indicate that pupils are responding         June 10
positively to the need to be reflective, resourceful and resilient learners. Far more detailed evidence of self-   All work review reports for 09-10
assessment indicates very good progress in this area. (Sept 10)                                                    Lesson obs reports for March 10
                                                                                                                   and June 10
                                                                                                                   RE portfolios and samples for 09-10

2.2.2 the extent to which the assessment of and for learning assists in planning for improvement;

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence

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Teacher assessment is secure at all levels and the tracking of pupil progress is a strength of the school.   All pupil work reviews for 08-09
Assessment is effectively used in teachers’ planning (Oct 09)                                                RE portfolio for 08-09
                                                                                                             All teacher records for 08-09,
                                                                                                             including planning
                                                                                                             Archdiocesan Director’s Review
                                                                                                             Report May 09

Teacher assessment and planning remains a strength of the school. (Sept 10)                                  All pupil work reviews for 09-10
                                                                                                             RE portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                             All teacher records for 09-10,
                                                                                                             including planning
                                                                                                             RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                             standards to GB July 10

2.2.3 the quality of recording and reporting the outcomes of assessment, particularly for transition across phases;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
Teacher assessment is secure at all levels and the tracking of pupil progress is a strength of the school.   All pupil work reviews for 08-09
Reporting to parents and using assessment data between classes and phases to ensure learning and             Transition meetings minutes and
assessment continuity is embedded in school practice (Oct 09)                                                records 08-09
                                                                                                             RE portfolio for 08-09
                                                                                                             All teacher records for 08-09,
                                                                                                             including planning
                                                                                                             Archdiocesan Director’s Review
                                                                                                             Report May 09
                                                                                                             Cluster INSET day records
                                                                                                             (moderation and standardisation)
                                                                                                             Feb 09

Teacher assessment, recording and reporting remains a strength of the school. (Sept 10)                      All pupil work reviews for 09-10
                                                                                                             Transition meetings minutes and
                                                                                                             records 09-10
                                                                                                             RE portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                             All teacher records for 09-10,
                                                                                                             including planning
                                                                                                             RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                             standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                             Cluster INSET day records
                                                                                                             (moderation and standardisation)
                                                                                                             Feb 10


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2.2.4 the extent to which pupils/students are involved in assessing and discussing their work and progress;

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
There is some evidence of pupil self-assessment, particularly in the Foundation Phase/KS1. There is a need         Pupil work reviews for 08-09
to develop self-assessment skills, particularly in KS2. This may be addressed in the introduction of Building      Lesson obs reports for 08-09
Learning Power. (Dec 09)                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                   Review Report May 09)


There is growing evidence of pupils being actively involved in improving their own learning. Sept 09 –             Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
introduction of Building Learning Power. Lesson obs and Learner Voices indicate that pupils are responding         June 10
positively to the need to be reflective, resourceful and resilient learners. Far more detailed evidence of self-   All work review reports for 09-10
assessment indicates very good progress in this area. (Dec 10)                                                     Lesson obs reports for March 10
                                                                                                                   and June 10
                                                                                                                   RE portfolios and samples for 09-10

2.2.5 the extent to which success is recognised and celebrated.

Evaluation                                                                                                         Evidence
This is a strength of the school. Communication with parents and recognising achievement in assemblies             Copies of letters home 08-09
and other events are embedded in the life of the school (Dec 09)                                                   Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                                   09

This remains a strength of the school (Oct 10)                                                                     Copies of letters home 09-10
                                                                                                                   Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                                   10


Way forward: 2.2 The effectiveness of assessment and academic guidance in Religious Education.

If further action planned                                                                                          (SDP/SIP reference)
Ensure RE is integral to developments in BLP, particularly in terms of self-assessment                             SDP: 1:1 (09-10)




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                                                     KQ2 How good is provision?

2.3 The extent to which Religious Education and the wider life of the school/college meets
pupils/students’ needs.

Schools should evaluate:

   the extent to which the accommodation provides a stimulating learning environment;

   whether programmes of study and other activities are relevant to the pupils/students’ learning needs;

   how well the curriculum contributes to pupils/students’ spiritual, social, cultural and moral development, including,
    where appropriate, the Welsh dimension;

   whether the curriculum meets Bishops’ Conference requirements and is responsive to diocesan policy and guidelines.

Taking into account the extent to which:

2.3.1 the Religious Education provided is designed and differentiated to meet the needs of individuals and groups of
pupils/students;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
This is a strength of the school. Teachers’ planning ensures needs of individuals are being met. (Jan 09).      Teachers’ planning folders
Evidence from the 09-10 Learner Voices may help inform future developments here (Feb 10)                        Re Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                                planning to SMT Autumn 09


This remains a strength of the school. Learner Voice findings indicate that pupils’ needs are being met (July   Teacher’s planning folders
10)                                                                                                             Re Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                                planning to SMT Autumn 10
                                                                                                                Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
                                                                                                                June 10

2.3.2 planning ensures full coverage of the Religious Education programme;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
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This is a strength of the school. Planning is effective and thorough. (Oct 09)                            Teachers’ planning folders
                                                                                                          RE Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                          planning to SMT Autumn 09
                                                                                                          (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                          Review Report May 09)

Planning remains a strength of the school. (Jan 11)                                                       Teacher’s planning folders
                                                                                                          RE Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                          planning to SMT Autumn 10

2.3.3 the Religious Education curriculum meets external requirements of the Bishops’ Conference and is in line with
diocesan policy and guidelines;

Evaluation                                                                                                Evidence
All planning indicates where policy is being met and is linked to attainment levels and the Curriculum    Teachers’ planning folders
Directory though there is a need to ensure that 10% of curriculum time is given to RE in the Foundation   RE Co-ordinator’s report on
Phase (Sept 09)                                                                                           planning to SMT Autumn 09
                                                                                                          (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                          Review Report May 09)

                                                                                                          Teacher’s planning folders
The school is meeting all requirements (Jan 11)                                                           RE Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                          planning to SMT Autumn 10
                                                                                                          Head’s reports to GB for 09-10

2.3.4 the Religious Education curriculum has been extended and improved through collaboration with other
school/colleges and organisations;

Evaluation                                                                                                Evidence
Attendance at Archdiocesan training events and cluster transition events is having a positive impact on   08-09 INSET record
standards. (Oct 09)                                                                                       Documentation from 08-09
                                                                                                          Archdiocesan working groups

Collaboration events have continued and are having a positive impact on standards (Dec 10)                09-10 INSET record
                                                                                                          Documentation from 09-10
                                                                                                          Archdiocesan working groups
                                                                                                          Re Co-ordinator’s report to SMT
                                                                                                          Autumn 10
                                                                                                          Head’s reports to GB for 09-10

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2.3.5 the extent to which the Religious Education curriculum promotes community cohesion;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
This is a strength of the school in that the Here I Am programme supports community cohesion. This can          Teachers’ planning folders
be a feature in the planned 09-10 Learner Voices for RE (Oct 09)                                                RE Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                                planning to SMT Autumn 09
                                                                                                                (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                Review Report May 09)

The Here I Am programme continues to promote community cohesion. The Learner Voice surveys indicated            Teacher’s planning folders
no areas of concern here. (Jan 11)                                                                              RE Co-ordinator’s report on
                                                                                                                planning to SMT Autumn 10
                                                                                                                Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
                                                                                                                June 10
                                                                                                                Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                                religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                                school, including wider links and
                                                                                                                community cohesion (Nov 09, Feb
                                                                                                                10, June 10)

2.3.6 the school/college promotes equality and recognises diversity;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
This is a strength of the school though this conclusion will need to be tested in next year’s planned Learner   Catholic life portfolio for 08-09
Voices (Feb 10)                                                                                                 Assembly records 08-09
                                                                                                                Head’s reports to GB on religious
                                                                                                                and spiritual life of the school.

As indicated in reports, this area of school life continues to be strong (Dec 10)                               Catholic life portfolio for 09-10
                                                                                                                RE Coordinator’s report to GB July10
                                                                                                                Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
                                                                                                                July 10
                                                                                                                Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                                                10 (July 10)

2.3.7 the school/college provides an effective system of pastoral support for the well-being of pupils/students;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
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This is a strength of the school. The pastoral care of pupils and their families is very good (Oct 09)         Copies of letters from parents 08-09
                                                                                                               LA annual report for 07-08
                                                                                                               (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                               Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                               HT 08-09 reports to governing body
                                                                                                               on attendance and exclusions.

The pastoral care of pupils remains a strength of the school (Mar 11)                                          Copies of letters from parents 09-10
                                                                                                               LA annual report for 08-09
                                                                                                               Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
                                                                                                               July 10
                                                                                                               Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                                               10 (July 10)
                                                                                                               Copies of letters from parents 08-09
                                                                                                               LA annual report for 07-08



2.3.8 the school/college provides opportunities for the development of healthy and safe attitudes, including an
understanding of family life and sexual relationship within a moral framework consistent with the teaching of the Catholic
Church;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
The provision in this area is good. The 2009-2010 Parents’ Questionnaire needs to test this conclusion (Nov    The school’s policy for PSHE
09)                                                                                                            Teachers’ planning
                                                                                                               Circle Time records
                                                                                                               Circle Time obs report May 08.

This provision remains very good, confirmed by parents’ perceptions. (Jan 11)                                  Lesson and Circle Time obs reports
                                                                                                               09-10.
                                                                                                               Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                                               10 (July 10)



2.3.9 the school/college provides opportunities for pupils/students to be involved in parish life and the wider community;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. (Oct 08) In terms of outcomes, an area that needs to be developed is   Head’s reports to GB on the
the school’s monthly involvement in the Parish Mass, for which only about 20% of pupils take part. (Oct 09)    religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                               school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                               Catholic life album for 08-09
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                                                                                                              Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                              worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                              (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                              Charity and fund-raising records 08-
                                                                                                              09

Provision here is excellent (Jan 11) Increased planning and preparation and the use of newsletters as         Head’s reports to GB on the
detailed in the SDP 3:1 for this area has led to an increase in pupil participation in the school’s monthly   religious and spiritual life of the
Parish Mass to about 40%. This remains an area for improvement, in collaboration with the Parish Priest, in   school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
the years ahead. (Jan 11)                                                                                     Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                              worship and parish links (May 10)
                                                                                                              Catholic life album for 09-10
                                                                                                              Charity and fund-raising records 09-
                                                                                                              10

2.3.10 the school/college provides opportunities for social action, outreach and an understanding of global citizenship
and sustainable development;

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. There are many opportunities for social action, outreach and EGCSD    Eco-committee minutes for 08-09
and pupils always respond positively. (Sept 09)                                                               Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                              for 08-09.
                                                                                                              Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.
                                                                                                              (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)

This remains a strength of the school. See records and national Awards. (July 10)                             Eco-committee minutes for 09-10
                                                                                                              Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                              for 09-10
                                                                                                              Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.



2.3.11 the school/college provides opportunities, where appropriate, for pupils/students to appreciate the Welsh
dimension of Catholic life and culture and to develop the Welsh language.

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Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
The Welsh dimension of school life is underdeveloped with a focus primarily only on St David and a limited    Pupil work reviews reports 08-09
use of the Welsh language in worship. (Nov 09)                                                                Reviews of assemblies and acts of
                                                                                                              worship 08-09
                                                                                                              Display work report Jan 09
                                                                                                              Record of links to overseas schools
                                                                                                              Record of charity events 08-09
                                                                                                              Circle time obs reports 08-09


The Welsh dimension of the pupils’ development is now excellent and pupils are praying and singing in         Examples of pupils’ work, displays
Welsh with confidence. (Oct 10)                                                                               and filmed acts of worship that
                                                                                                              celebrate various Welsh saints and
                                                                                                              martyrs. (see records)
                                                                                                              Reports on session observations 09-
                                                                                                              10
                                                                                                              (the use of Welsh prayers and
                                                                                                              hymns). (09-10)
                                                                                                              Inset: Canllaw Addoliad i Ysgol
                                                                                                              Catholig (Oct 10)



Way forward: 2.3 The extent to which Religious Education and the wider life of the school/college
meets pupils/students’ needs.

If further action planned                                                                                     (SDP/SIP reference)
Ensure the 2009-2010 Parents’ questionnaire provides feedback for 2.3.8                                       N/A

Develop the Welsh dimension of provision through specific topics in religious education and Welsh religious   Ref 3.2 (09-10)
festivals.

Ensure pupils can pray and sing confidently in Welsh (Sept 09)




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                                                      KQ2 How good is provision?

2.4 The quality of prayer and worship provided by the school/college.

Schools should evaluate:

       how well the school/college provides for the spiritual needs of pupils/students and staff.

Taking into account:

2.4.1 the legal requirement for the school/college to provide a daily act of collective worship for every pupil/student;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
Met in full. (Sept 09)                                                                                     Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                           religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                           school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                           Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                           worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)

As above (Sept 10)                                                                                         Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                           religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                           school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                           Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                           worship review (May 10)

2.4.2 the extent to which acts of worship reflect the Catholic character of the school/college and take into account the
      variety of faith backgrounds;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Pupils participate in a very wide variety of prayer and worship,   RE Co-coordinator’s report on
including those from the tradition of the Church (Sept 09)                                                 prayer and worship.
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)
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                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 07-08

This continues to be a major strength of the school (Jan 11)                                               RE Co-coordinator’s report on
                                                                                                           prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                           Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                           detailing governors’ experiences of
                                                                                                           prayer and worship in school.

2.4.3 the range and appropriateness of prayer and worship opportunities, including both individual and collective prayer;

Evaluation                                                                                                 Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Pupils participate in a very wide variety of prayer and worship,   RE Co-coordinator’s report on
including those from the tradition of the Church (Sept 09)                                                 prayer and worship.
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                           Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 07-08

This continues to be a major strength of the school (Sept 10)                                              RE Co-coordinator’s report on
                                                                                                           prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                           Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                           detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                           provision.
                                                                                                           Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                           questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                           Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                           detailing governors’ experiences of
                                                                                                           prayer and worship in school.

2.4.4 the quality of provision, including religious artefacts and sacred space, in order to help pupils/students and staff
engage with prayer and worship;
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Evaluation                                                                                                        Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. Religious artefacts and the creation of sacred space for prayer and       RE Co-coordinator’s report on
reflection is very good (Sept 09)                                                                                 prayer and worship.
                                                                                                                  Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                                  detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                                  provision.
                                                                                                                  (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                  Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                                  Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                                  questionnaire for 07-08

This continues to be a major strength of the school (Sept 10)                                                     RE Co-coordinator’s report on
                                                                                                                  prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                                  Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                                  detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                                  provision.
                                                                                                                  Learner Voice reports 08-09
                                                                                                                  Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                                  questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                                  Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                                  detailing governors’ experiences of
                                                                                                                  prayer and worship in school.

2.4.5 how skilful staff and pupils/students are in planning and leading worship;

Evaluation                                                                                                        Evidence
In terms of staff, this is a strength of the school. However, the skill levels of pupils is an area of weakness   Head’s reports to GB on the
in the school and will be an element in the 2009-2010 SDP (see 1.3.5 and 1.3.6 above) (Oct 09)                    religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                                  school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                                  Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                                  worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                                  (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                  Review Report May 09)

Developments in the area of prayer and worship planning and leadership by pupils has strengthened this            Head’s reports to GB on the
area (Nov 10)                                                                                                     religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                                  school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                                  Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                                  worship review (May 10)

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2.4.6 how effectively the school/college engages parents, carers, local parishes and the wider community in its provision.

Evaluation                                                                                                Evidence
The school communicates regularly with all stakeholders to ensure parents, parishes and the wider         Head’s reports to GB on the
community are aware of, and as involved as possible, in its provision. However, more could be done on     religious and spiritual life of the
informing the wider community of the school’s provision in the diocesan newspaper. (Nov 09)               school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                          Co-ordinator’s report on the
                                                                                                          Catholic life of the school (Dec 08)
                                                                                                          (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                          Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                          School newsletters for 08-09

Two diocesan newspaper articles and the Parent Questionnaire survey (July 10) – evidence of improvement   Head’s reports to GB on the
here (Sept 10)                                                                                            religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                          school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                          Co-ordinator’s report on the
                                                                                                          Catholic life of the school (May 10)
                                                                                                          ‘The Catholic People’: Nov 09 and
                                                                                                          Jan 10)
                                                                                                          Parents’ Questionnaire Report (July
                                                                                                          10)
                                                                                                          School newsletters for 09-10



Way forward: 2.4 The quality of prayer and worship provided by the school/college.

If further action planned                                                                                 (SDP/SIP reference)
Provide opportunities for pupils to plan and lead acts of worship                                         REDP 3:1 Peer prayer leadership




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                       LEADERS AND MANAGERS
KQ3. How good are leadership and management?

 Schools should evaluate:


 3.1   The extent to which the governing body promotes the strategic development of the Catholic life of the
       school/college and curriculum Religious Education


 3.2   how well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the provision for the Catholic life
       of the school/college and plan improvement to outcomes for pupils/students


 3.3   how well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the provision for Religious
       Education for improvement to outcomes for pupils/students


 3.4   how well leaders and managers develop partnerships with other providers, organisations and services in
       order to promote learning and pupil/student well-being


 3.5   how effectively leaders and managers promote Community Cohesion




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                                      KQ3 How good are leadership and management?

3.1 The extent to which the governing body promotes the strategic development of the Catholic life
of the school/college and curriculum Religious Education

Schools should evaluate:

    how well governors fulfil their statutory and canonical responsibilities;

    how effectively governors help to shape the strategic direction of the school/college;

    how rigorously governors support and challenge leaders and managers, in order to improve outcomes for all pupils/students;

    how well governors and leaders resource the Catholic life of the school/college and curriculum Religious Education.

Taking into account:

3.1.1 the rigour of the governing body’s procedures to monitor, evaluate and review the Catholic life of the school/college and
curriculum Religious Education;

Evaluation                                                                                                       Evidence
This is a strength of the school. The governing body are fully involved in the MER of RE and the Catholic life   HT reports to GB June 08-09
of the school. However, the role of the link governor needs to be developed (Sept 09).                           Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                                 09
                                                                                                                 All governing body minutes 08-09


This remains a strength of the school (Jan 11)                                                                   Link governor report to GB (Nov 10)
                                                                                                                 RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                                 standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                                 Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                                 10
                                                                                                                 HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                                                 10 and Oct 10


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3.1.2 how engaged governors are in actively setting priorities for improvement and how robustly they monitor and evaluate the
impact of any improvement plans;

Evaluation                                                                                              Evidence
As above.(Sept 09)                                                                                      HT reports to GB June 08-09
                                                                                                        Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                        09
                                                                                                        All governing body minutes 08-09
                                                                                                        Link Gov report Nov 09

As above (Jan 11)                                                                                       Link governor report to GB (May 09)
                                                                                                        RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                        standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                        Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                        HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                                        10 and Oct 10

3.1.3 the extent to which governors ensure the adequacy and suitability of staff and of learning resources;

Evaluation                                                                                              Evidence
As above (within the reports) (Sept 09)                                                                 HT reports to GB June 08-09
                                                                                                        Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                        09
                                                                                                        All governing body minutes 08-09
                                                                                                        Link Gov report Nov 09

As above (Jan 11)                                                                                       Link governor report to GB (May 09)
                                                                                                        RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                        standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                        Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                        10
                                                                                                        HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                                        10 and Oct 10

3.1.4 the need to fulfil the statutory requirement for a daily act of collective worship for every pupil/student;

Evaluation                                                                                              Evidence
As above (within the reports) (Sept 09)                                                                 HT reports to GB June 08-09
                                                                                                        Catholic life of the school album 08-

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                                                                                       09
                                                                                       Prayer and worship reviews 08-09
                                                                                       All governing body minutes 08-09
                                                                                       Link Gov report Nov 09

As above (Jan 11)                                                                      Link governor report to GB (May 09)
                                                                                       RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                       standards to GB July 10
                                                                                       Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                       10
                                                                                       HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                       10 and Oct 10

3.1.5 the governing body’s responsibilities for education in personal relationships;

Evaluation                                                                             Evidence
As above (within the reports) (Sept 09)                                                HT reports to GB June 08-09
                                                                                       Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                       09
                                                                                       PSHE and Circle Time reviews 08-09
                                                                                       All governing body minutes 08-09
                                                                                       Link Gov report Nov 09

As above (Jan 11)                                                                      Link governor report to GB (May 09)
                                                                                       RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                       standards to GB July 10
                                                                                       Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                       10
                                                                                       HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                       10 and Oct 10
                                                                                       Lesson and Circle Time obs reports
                                                                                       09-10.
                                                                                       Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                       10 (July 10)

3.1.6 how effectively governors fulfil their duties to promote community cohesion.

Evaluation                                                                             Evidence
As above (within the reports) (Sept 09)                                                HT reports to GB June 08-09
                                                                                       Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                       09
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                                                                                           Prayer and worship reviews 08-09
                                                                                           All governing body minutes 08-09

                                                                                           Link governor report to GB (Nov 10)
As above (Jan 11)                                                                          RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                           standards to GB July 10
                                                                                           Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                           10
                                                                                           HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                           10 and Oct 10

Way forward: 3.1 The extent to which the governing body promotes the strategic development of
the Catholic life of the school/college and curriculum Religious Education

If further action planned                                                                  (SDP/SIP reference)
Develop the role of the link governor for RE in MER and development planning               SDP 09-10 3:2




                                    KQ3 How good are leadership and management?

3.2 How well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the provision for the
Catholic life of the school/college and plan improvement to outcomes for pupils/students.

Schools should evaluate:

      how well leaders and managers promote the Catholic life of the school/college;

      how well leaders monitor and evaluate the provision and outcomes of the Catholic life of the school/college in order
       to plan future improvements.

Taking into account:

   3.2.1    the accuracy, consistency and robustness of systems for monitoring, evaluating, reviewing and analysing the
   impact of the Catholic life of the school/college on pupils/students;

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Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
Leaders and managers use a wide range of indicators to monitor, evaluate, review and analyse the impact of   Prayer and worship review reports
the Catholic life of the school on pupils. The quality of MER of the Catholic life is very good (20/11/09)   (March 09 and Oct 09)
                                                                                                             RE subject leader report to GB (June
                                                                                                             09)
                                                                                                             Class prayer obs reports (Apr 09
                                                                                                             and Sept 09)
                                                                                                             Learner Voice report on prayer and
                                                                                                             worship (July 09)
                                                                                                             Parents 2009-2010 questionnaire
                                                                                                             (section C on prayer and worship)
                                                                                                             SMT minutes on charity work
                                                                                                             (10/04/09, 07/06/09, 12/10,09)
                                                                                                             Photo record of charity work (album)

                                                                                                             Link governor report to GB (Nov 10)
As above (Feb 11)                                                                                            RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                             standards to GB July 10
                                                                                                             Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                             10
                                                                                                             HT report to GB Oct 09, Feb 10, July
                                                                                                             10 and Oct 10

   3.2.2  the impact of in-service training, including staff induction, to developing the staffs’ understanding of, and
   commitment to, the Catholic life of the school/college;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
The impact of inset is good, though there is a need to develop the Welsh dimension of prayer and worship     RE Co-coordinator’s report on
(Oct 09)                                                                                                     prayer and worship.
                                                                                                             Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                             detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                             provision.
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                             Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                             questionnaire for 07-08

Inset: Canllaw Addoliad i Ysgol Catholig (Oct 10) The Welsh dimension of the staffs’ development has been    RE Co-coordinator’s report on
excellent and pupils are praying and singing in Welsh with confidence. (Jan 11)                              prayer and worship Jan 10).
                                                                                                             Head’s reports to GB for 09-10

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                                                                                                               detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                               provision.
                                                                                                               Parent end of year survey
                                                                                                               questionnaire for 08-09
                                                                                                               Minutes of GB meeting Feb 10
                                                                                                               detailing governors’ experiences of
                                                                                                               prayer and worship in school.
                                                                                                               Report on Inset: Canllaw Addoliad i
                                                                                                               Ysgol Catholig to gov body (Oct 09)

   3.2.3    the quality and range of opportunities for pupils/students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development,
   including, where appropriate, the Welsh dimension, and their response;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
Leaders and managers promote the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well.          Pupil work reviews reports 08-09
There is a very wide range of quality opportunities for worship, spiritual development and social justice      Reviews of assemblies and acts of
activity. However, the Welsh dimension is underdeveloped with a focus primarily only on St David and a         worship 08-09
limited use of the Welsh language in worship. (Nov 09)                                                         Display work report Jan 09
                                                                                                               Record of links to overseas schools
                                                                                                               Record of charity events 08-09
                                                                                                               Circle time obs reports 08-09


The Welsh dimension of the pupils’ development is excellent and pupils are praying and singing in Welsh        Examples of pupils’ work, displays
with confidence. (Oct 10)                                                                                      and filmed acts of worship that
                                                                                                               celebrate various Welsh saints and
                                                                                                               martyrs. (see records)
                                                                                                               Reports on session observations 09-
                                                                                                               10 (the use of Welsh prayers and
                                                                                                               hymns). (09-10)
                                                                                                               Inset: Canllaw Addoliad i Ysgol
                                                                                                               Catholig (Oct 10)

   3.2.4       pupils/students’ awareness and understanding of the Catholic life of the school/college and their engagement
   with it;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
This appears to be a strength of the school but it needs to be tested by a Learner Voice next year. (Jan 10)   Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                               for 08-09.
                                                                                                               Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
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                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.
                                                                                                              (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)

Learner Voice records indicate that leaders and managers are fulfilling this duty well (July 11)              Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                              for 09-10
                                                                                                              Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                              detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                              provision.
                                                                                                              Learner Voice report June 10



Way forward: 3.2 How well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the
provision for the Catholic life of the school/college and plan improvement to outcomes for
pupils/students.

If further action planned                                                                                     (SDP/SIP reference)
Develop the Welsh dimension of provision through specific topics in religious education and Welsh religious   Ref 3.2 (2010-2011)
festivals. Ensure pupils can pray and sing confidently in Welsh (Sept 09)

Ensure one of the 09-10 Learner Voices explores pupils’ awareness, understanding and engagement of and        REDP 09-10: 2.1
with the Catholic identity of the school and report to gov body




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                                     KQ3 How good are leadership and management?

3.3 How well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the provision for
Religious Education and plan for improvement to outcomes for pupils/students.

Schools should evaluate:

   how well leaders and managers use all aspects of monitoring to evaluate the school/college’s performance in order to
    plan future improvements;

   how effectively plans are developed and how well they are implemented at all levels to bring about improvement in
    provision and in pupils/students’ outcomes.

Taking into account:

3.3.1 the requirement for 10% of curriculum time to be devoted to Religious Education (5% for post-16 students);

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
Govs are aware of the requirement. There is a need to ensure that 10% of curriculum time is given to RE in   Head’s reports to GB on Religious
the Foundation Phase (Sept 09)                                                                               Education (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                             Co-ordinator’s report on standards
                                                                                                             in RE (Dec 08)
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)


This requirement is being met (Sept 10)                                                                      Head’s reports to GB on Religious
                                                                                                             Education (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                             Link governor report to GB (May 10)
                                                                                                             RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                             standards to GB July 10



3.3.2 the accuracy, consistency and robustness of systems for tracking, monitoring, evaluating, reviewing and analysing
the impact of the school/college’s work including:


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        the quality of planning for learning;

        the quality of teaching through lesson observations and other evaluations;

        progress and learning of whole cohorts, groups and individuals;

        performance in tests and examinations over time, of whole cohorts, groups and individuals;

        the impact of support, pastoral care and guidance on pupil/student outcomes;

        Stakeholders’ responses to the school/college’s provision.

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
The accuracy, consistency and robustness of systems for self-evaluating the impact of the school’s work are   Head’s reports to GB on Religious
good. Regular reports are provided to the headteacher/SMT by the RE coordinator, the headteacher/SMT          Education (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
analyses standards of learning, self-evaluation is a standing item on weekly SMT meetings. As a result        Co-ordinator’s report on standards
outcomes for learners are good. Governors are informed at the statutory meetings about self-evaluation but    in RE (Dec 08)
the role of the link governor is underdeveloped. (Oct 09)                                                     (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                              Review Report May 09)

The accuracy, consistency and robustness of systems for self-evaluating the impact of the school’s work are   Head’s reports to GB on Religious
excellent. As in September 09, all reports are used to identify good practice and to inform developments.     Education (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
Governors are now far more involved in self-evaluation.                                                       Link governor report to GB (Nov 10)
(Jan 11)                                                                                                      RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                                              standards to GB July 10


3.3.3 the quality of improvement planning, including the extent to which leaders and managers at all levels:

        prioritise areas for improvement through accurate self-evaluation;

        tackle key priorities by devising suitable plans with appropriate targets, milestones and clear lines of
         accountability; and

        review and adjust plans and priorities in the light of changing circumstances.

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
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As above 3.3.2 (Oct 09)                                                             Head’s reports to GB on Religious
                                                                                    Education (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                    Co-ordinator’s report on standards
                                                                                    in RE (Dec 08)
                                                                                    (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                    Review Report May 09)
                                                                                    SMT minutes 08-09

As above (Jan 11)                                                                   Head’s reports to GB on Religious
                                                                                    Education (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                    Link governor report to GB (Nov 10)
                                                                                    RE Coordinator’s report on RE
                                                                                    standards to GB July 10
                                                                                    SMT minutes 09-10



Way forward: 3.3 How well leaders and managers promote, monitor, evaluate and review the
provision for Religious Education and plan for improvement to outcomes for pupils/students.

If further action planned                                                           (SDP/SIP reference)
Develop the role of the link governor in the programme of self-evaluation (09-10)   SDP 3.2




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                                       KQ3 How good are leadership and management?

3.4 How well leaders and managers develop partnerships with other providers, organisations and
services in order to promote learning and pupil/student well-being.

Schools should evaluate:

   how well the school/college engages in, and is actively committed to, partnership activity to promote learning and
    pupil/student well-being

Taking into account the extent to which the school/college works:

3.4.1 with the Archdiocesan education service;

Evaluation                                                                                                  Evidence
Attendance at Archdiocesan working groups, and training events, and cluster transition events is having a   08-09 INSET record
positive impact on standards. (Oct 09)                                                                      Documentation from 08-09
                                                                                                            Archdiocesan working groups

Collaboration events have continued and are having a positive impact on standards (Dec 10)                  08-09 INSET record
                                                                                                            Documentation from 08-09
                                                                                                            Archdiocesan working groups
                                                                                                            Re Co-ordinator’s report to SMT
                                                                                                            Autumn 10
                                                                                                            Head’s reports to GB for 09-10

3.4.2 in partnership with local Catholic school/colleges, particularly in terms of transition;

Evaluation                                                                                                  Evidence
This is a strength of the school and of the VA cluster in general (Sept 09)                                 Cluster training day notes (Feb 09)
                                                                                                            Moderation of RE records (08-09)
                                                                                                            Co-ordinator’s report on standards
                                                                                                            in RE (Dec 08)

The transition links have continued and are a strength of the school (Oct 10)                               Cluster training day notes (Feb 10)
                                                                                                            Moderation of RE records (09-10)
                                                                                                            Co-ordinator’s report on standards
                                                                                                            in RE (Dec 09)
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3.4.3 in partnership with Catholic school/colleges to promote professional development, learning and pupil/student well-
being;

Evaluation                                                                                Evidence
As with 3.4.3, transition is a strength of the school and of the cluster (Sept 09)        Cluster training day notes (Feb 09)
                                                                                          Moderation of RE records (08-09)
                                                                                          Co-ordinator’s report on standards
                                                                                          in RE (Dec 08)
                                                                                          Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                          09

High standards have been maintained here (Oct 10)                                         Cluster training day notes (Feb 10)
                                                                                          Moderation of RE records (09-10)
                                                                                          Co-ordinator’s report on standards
                                                                                          in RE (Dec 09)
                                                                                          Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                          10

3.4.4 in partnership with parishes and other organisations, including voluntary groups and faith communities, through
extended school/college provision;

Evaluation                                                                                Evidence
Partnerships with parishes and a range of other organisations are very good (Nov 09)      Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                          religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                          school, including wider links and
                                                                                          community cohesion (Oct 08, Feb
                                                                                          09, July 09)
                                                                                          Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                          09


The school has maintained very good standards in this area (Oct 10)                       Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                          religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                          school, including wider links and
                                                                                          community cohesion (Nov 09, Feb
                                                                                          10, June 10)
                                                                                          Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                          10

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3.4.5 with national and local authorities to promote the Catholic life of the school/college and curriculum Religious
Education;

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
Leaders and managers of the school have various contacts with national and local authorities outside of the   See HT reports to GB 08-09
Church, e.g., WAG and LA working groups on transition (the Head). (Oct 09)

As above for 09-10.                                                                                           See HT reports to GB 09-10



Way forward: 3.4 How well leaders and managers develop partnerships with other providers,
organisations and services in order to promote learning and pupil/student well-being.

If further action planned                                                                                     (SDP/SIP reference)
None required                                                                                                 N/A


                                     KQ3 How good are leadership and management?

3.5 How effectively leaders and managers promote community cohesion.

Schools should evaluate:

    how effectively leadership at all levels promotes community cohesion, sustainable development and global citizenship

    the inclusive nature of the provision for prayer, Collective Worship and the liturgical life of the school/college

Taking into account:

3.5.1 the extent to which the school/college is involved in serving the common good;

Evaluation                                                                                                    Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. There are many opportunities for social action, outreach and EGCSD    Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
and pupils always respond positively. (Sept 09)                                                               detailing pupils’ responses to
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                                                                                                               charity and social justice activities.
                                                                                                               (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                               Review Report May 09)
                                                                                                               Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                               09
                                                                                                               Charity and fund-raising records 08-
                                                                                                               09

This remains a strength of the school. See records. (July 10)                                                  Head’s report to GB 09-10 detailing
                                                                                                               pupils’ responses to charity and
                                                                                                               social justice activities. Catholic life
                                                                                                               of the school album 09-10
                                                                                                               Charity and fund-raising records 09-
                                                                                                               10




3.5.2 the extent to which the school/college promotes pupils/students’ knowledge and understanding of their own
religious identity, the religious identity of others and those with none;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
As indicated in KQ 1 and 2, the school promotes both the Catholic life of the school and diversity, equality   Head’s reports to GB on the
and community cohesion. This is a strength of the school and is reported on at GB meetings (Feb 10)            religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                               school, including wider links and
                                                                                                               community cohesion (Oct 08, Feb
                                                                                                               09, July 09)
                                                                                                               Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                               09

This remains a strength of the school (Mar 11)                                                                 Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                               religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                               school, including wider links and
                                                                                                               community cohesion (Nov 09, Feb
                                                                                                               10, June 10)
                                                                                                               Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                               10

3.5.3 how well the school/college promotes sustainable development and global citizenship;

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
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As in 3.5.1, this is a major strength of the school. There are many opportunities for social action, outreach   Eco-committee minutes for 08-09
and EGCSD and pupils always respond positively. (Sept 09)                                                       Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                                for 08-09.
                                                                                                                Head’s reports to GB for 08-09
                                                                                                                detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                                provision.
                                                                                                                (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                                Review Report May 09)


This remains a strength of the school. See records. (July 10)                                                   Eco-committee minutes for 09-10
                                                                                                                Catholic life records and portfolios
                                                                                                                for 09-10
                                                                                                                Head’s reports to GB for 09-10
                                                                                                                detailing pupils’ responses to
                                                                                                                provision.



3.5.4 how well the school/college promotes the development of pupils/student’s skills for dialogue and collaboration with
people who hold different beliefs and values;

Evaluation                                                                                                      Evidence
As indicated in 3.5.2, the school promotes diversity, equality and community cohesion. This is a strength of    Head’s reports to GB on the
the school and is reported on at GB meetings (Feb 10)                                                           religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                                school, including wider links and
                                                                                                                community cohesion (Oct 08, Feb
                                                                                                                09, July 09)
                                                                                                                Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                                09

This remains a strength of the school (Mar 11)                                                                  Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                                religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                                school, including wider links and
                                                                                                                community cohesion (Nov 09, Feb
                                                                                                                10, June 10)
                                                                                                                Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                                10

3.5.5 the extent to which staff and pupils/students share an inclusive vision, and recognise and value the range of
similarities and differences within the school/college community;
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Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
As indicated in 3.5.2 and 3.5.4, the school promotes diversity, equality and community cohesion. This is a   Head’s reports to GB on the
strength of the school and is reported on at GB meetings (Feb 10)                                            religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                             school, including wider links and
                                                                                                             community cohesion (Oct 08, Feb
                                                                                                             09, July 09)
                                                                                                             Catholic life of the school album 08-
                                                                                                             09

This remains a strength of the school (Mar 11)                                                               Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                             religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                             school, including wider links and
                                                                                                             community cohesion (Nov 09, Feb
                                                                                                             10, June 10)
                                                                                                             Catholic life of the school album 09-
                                                                                                             10
                                                                                                             RE Coordinator’s report to GB July10
                                                                                                             Learner Voice reports Feb 10 and
                                                                                                             July 10
                                                                                                             Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                                             10 (July 10)

3.5.6 the extent to which leaders and managers facilitate pupils/students’ involvement in service to local communities;

Evaluation                                                                                                   Evidence
This is a major strength of the school. (Oct 09)                                                             Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                             religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                             school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                             Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                             worship review (Dec 08)
                                                                                                             (See also Archdiocesan Director’s
                                                                                                             Review Report May 09)

Provision here is excellent (Jan 11)                                                                         Head’s reports to GB on the
                                                                                                             religious and spiritual life of the
                                                                                                             school (Nov 09, Feb 10, June 10)
                                                                                                             Co-ordinator’s report on prayer and
                                                                                                             worship review (May 10)


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3.5.7 how well the school/college recognises the primary role of parents/carers in the education of their children and
actively involves them.

Evaluation                                                                                                     Evidence
The school communicates regularly with parents and parishes so that they are aware of, and as involved as      Head’s reports to GB on the
possible in, its provision. (Nov 09). However, there is a need to develop the Parents’ Questionnaire to help   religious and spiritual life of the
use its results to inform future developments (Oct 09)                                                         school (Oct 08, Feb 09, July 09)
                                                                                                               School newsletters for 08-09

Parent Questionnaire survey (July 10) – evidence of improvement here (Sept 10)                                 Parent questionnaire report for 09-
                                                                                                               10 (July 10)
                                                                                                               School newsletters for 09-10



Way forward: 3.5 How effectively leaders and managers promote community cohesion.

If further action planned                                                                                      (SDP/SIP reference)
Develop a Parents’ Questionnaire to ascertain the views of parents and improve provision where necessary       N/A Provision planned for (July 10)




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