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C HURCH IN W ALES P REPARING FOR GWELLA D IOCESES OF S T. A SAPH AND B ANGOR Neville Norcross 11th February, 2014
Become familiar with the new Evaluation ScheduleBecome familiar with the new Evaluation Schedule 1 Helpful HintsHelpful Hints 2 Aiming for outstandingAiming for outstanding 3 Today’s Overview
The new schedule Key Questions Grades Evaluation Statements - Inspectors must evaluate
Estyn Judgements Excellent - Many strengths, including significant examples of sector-leading practice Good - Many strengths and no important areas requiring significant improvement Adequate - Strengths outweigh areas for improvement Unsatisfactory - Important areas for improvement outweigh strengths
The new schedule (2) Supporting Evidence – inspectors may take account of Grade Descriptors Summary Judgement
Key Questions Christian character RE and Christian character Worship Religious Education Leadership and Management
The Framework Appendices PIC Report Format JRF Parents’ Questionnaire
School Governors Sacked School Praised in Church Inspection
Voluntary Controlled Schools The teaching of Christianity
Distinctively Christian Worship
The Tree of Wisdom Bryony (8) What my picture means is some people have not anything, like electricity, or nice places to live. They have rubbish, not clean places and not a good place to live at all. The tree is the tree of wisdom, and the girl is trying to get the boy to the good side. I have drawn it like this because it meant a lot to me.
Question to ask: Do we have agreed core Christian values? Do we understand them in a distinctively Christian way? Do they make a difference to children’s lives?
L EADERSHIP Is there a clear vision/mission for the school as a church school? Does everyone know what it is? Are there effective ways of evaluating the impact of the Christian character of the school? Are there effective strategies for improvement?
R ELIGIOUS E DUCATION From ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’
K EY ISSUES IN RE The quality of teaching Assessment procedures Challenging tasks Balance of ‘learning about’ and ‘learning from’
What is the impact of worship on the school community Distinctively Christian Focus on prayer The Trinity??? Planning and evaluation
What have we done? Where’s the evidence? Self-Evaluation What’s been the result?
Reporting on academic achievement
Possible report statements The Christian ethos within xxx school promotes an exceptional level of pastoral care which enables pupils to make good progress and achieve academic standards that are above expected levels. The school’s core values permeate all aspects of school life and are the foundation of the undoubted success in raising both standards and progress, which are now broadly in line with national averages
What does ‘outstanding’ look like? Working with report paragraphs?