Rise “provides valuable support which enables pupils to thrive”, says SIAMS inspector
Within their report, the inspector recognised the impact that being part of Rise Multi Academy Trust has had on this small village primary school.
The inspector noted that: “Strong, like-minded partnerships are ensuring that Christian distinctiveness is fundamental in every aspect of school life. The multi-academy trust’s (MAT) vision is rooted in the fact thatall can flourish and succeed because God is with them. This awareness of God’s profound love aligns closely to the school’s own vision statement.”
Highlighting the support provided by the Trust and senior leaders at the school, the report added that: “The MAT provides valuable support which enables pupils to thrive. This is complemented by the drive to reduce staff workload…Staff highlight how the school’s Christian vision is lived out by leaders. New members of staff quickly feel nurtured as part of the team and enthusiastically relate how everything is done in love… They give credit to the MAT for ensuring that their well-being needs are of high priority.”
Amongst their positive feedback, the inspector also found that:
Being part of this deeply caring school community is transforming lives in the knowledge that Christian love is contact an immoveable. As a result, everyone is flourishing as they are equipped to face the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Parents choose to send their children to this school because of its deep Christian character and sense of family. They passionately express how this genuine sense of unity and love impacts life at home...There is an intense sentiment of mutual respect and trust.
Pupils are flourishing because the broad and balanced curriculum is grounded in inspiring a love of learning.
Strong relationships and intuitive teaching help them to feel secure and challenge themselves.
Relationships are strong at all levels within this vibrant school community...Attendance is good as a result of frequent interactions with families. Every pupil's circumstance is known and they are treated as an individual.
Expressions of Christian love within this community are reciprocal. Selfless, practical actions by pupils include litter picking throughout the village [and] fundraising causes including raising funds to heat the church because they use it so much.
Pupils respond with empathy to plights of people from around the world demonstrating deep Christian love.
Difference and diversity are celebrated as everyone is valued and recognised as part of God's creation.
Alongside the many benefits that being part of Rise MAT brings, Croxton Kerrial CE Primary also works closely with three other local Rise schools, Redmile, Waltham-on-the-Wolds and Wymondham CE Primary Schools – sharing best practice, opportunities and resources.
Mark Cole, CEO of Rise Multi Academy Trust, said: “At the heart of our Trust is an absolute commitment to enabling our pupils, our staff and our school communities to flourish and succeed.
“Through partnership and collaboration, we can achieve incredible things together. What has been achieved at Croxton Kerrial CE Primary really is testament to this.”