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Section 48 Inspection Report

The latest from Hope Community School Sidcup

Hope Community 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.


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
*Activities are well differentiated to meet pupils’ needs
*Teachers use ongoing plenaries during lessons to check for understanding and to move pupils forward

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