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January 2020

The latest from Hope Community School, Sidcup

Hope School is  a good and improving school with some outstanding features 

 

On the 4th and 5th December 2019, the School was inspected under section 48 (s48) of the Education Act 2005. The inspectors concluded that with respect to Vision and Leadership, and provision for Collective Worship and RE, Hope Community School, Sidcup is a good and improving school with some outstanding features.

KEY FINDINGS
Vision and leadership
The vision and leadership of the school are outstanding because:
* the vision of Hope Community School is compelling, coherent and relevant, vividly reflecting its local context
*the core values of adventure, creativity, excellence and openness are embodied by all leaders and School Council members
 *Collective Worship is given a high priority
*the impact of leadership on standards of achievement in RE is strong
*leaders accurately evaluate standards of teaching and learning in RE, setting aspirational targets for improvement
*leaders are extremely well supported by the School Council
Collective Worship
The provision for Collective Worship is good because:
 *most pupils engage well with Collective Worship
* most pupils who wish to do so take a leading role
* the impact of Collective Worship on many pupils’ personal development is significant
 *prayer is central to school life
 *leaders have clarified the strategic purpose of Collective Worship
Religious Education
The provision for RE is good with some outstanding features because:
*most teachers use open questioning extremely effectively
*excellent working relationships exist between most teachers and their Teaching Assistants (TAs) to ensure the pupils’ needs are met
*most activities are well differentiated to meet pupils’ needs
*most teachers use ongoing plenaries during lessons to check for understanding and to move pupils forward
*overall, in comparison with other core subjects, more pupils are reaching higher levels of attainment in RE 

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Thanks to all and Happy Christmas 2019 
Over the last week it was touching to consider, that the children had voted that the most important value they could share this Christmas was love. I think this sums up what Hope Community School is all about that through loving and respecting each other we can enrich each other’s lives. This becomes poignant at this time of year, when many of us reflect on the gift of love which we have been offered through Jesus being born for all. 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff for their dedication in serving your children each day. I thank all families for preparing your children for school, so they are ready to learn, eager to progress and keen to be active members of the school, and on behalf of the pupils, I thank New Generation Church for the gift of the Christmas books, “With love from God to You. “

Mrs A Wood, Principal 

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