St Peter and St Paul CE Academy, Celebrates ‘Exemplary Behaviour’ in Maintaining ‘Good’ Ofsted Rating

Pupils at St Peter and St Paul Church of England Academy in Syston demonstrated their ‘thirst for learning’ to Ofsted inspectors during the inspection on the 29th and 30th March.
The academy, part of Rise Multi Academy Trust, are delighted to have retained its ‘Good’ grading, with pupils’ behaviour identified as ‘exemplary’. Inspectors observed how ‘pupils truly do demonstrate the school’s three values of respect, honesty and perseverance’ and how ‘leaders have ensured that there is a focus on teaching pupils how to behave’.
Welcoming the report, Claire Mulhern, Headteacher, said ‘We are very pleased that inspectors saw the many strengths of St Peter and St Paul CE Academy. They recognised our ambitious curriculum and high standard of teaching across the school. However, we are particularly proud that they have also commended the school on the opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests, including through sports and the arts, as well as the range of support provided for our pupils with special educational needs.
Report highlights included:
* Pupils at this school are polite and respectful. They show good manners as they go about their school day. They describe the school as a very positive environment. They say it is one in which they feel safe and happy.
* Teachers have very high expectations of pupils. Teachers encourage pupils to sit up, answer questions and ‘track the speaker’. This helps pupils develop good learning behaviours, which, in turn, helps them learn.
* Pupils are kind to each other and accepting. They know that derogatory language or bullying is not acceptable. Staff are sharp to deal with these rare incidents, if and when they occur.
* Pupils develop a thirst for learning. They come to school excited about the new things they will learn. There are ample opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and interests.
* Teachers help pupils develop to be resilient in their setbacks. As a result, pupils will often say ‘it is not I can’t, but it is I can’t yet’.
* The overwhelming majority of parents and carers hold positive views about their children’s experiences at the school.