OLDHAM’S smallest and oldest primary school won’t rest on its laurels despite impressing Ofsted inspectors.
Christ Church C of E Primary in Denshaw recently has been deemed to provide “a good quality of education” matching the assessment from March 2014.
Inspector Michael Tonge commented on the school’s “extremely caring and purposeful learning environment,” pupils’ “exemplary behaviour” and how “staff and governors are committed and dedicated to providing the best possible education for pupils.”
“We are really pleased with the report and the positive comments,” said Sue Callaghan, Christ Church Head for the last 12 years. “We also had a very complimentary letter from Oldham Council.
“We were hoping to be recognised as ‘outstanding’ but we are an aspirational school and it is something we are striving for.”
Christ Church currently has 94 youngsters on its register, employs three teachers and a number of dedicated support staff. It has capacity for 105 pupils.
The Ofsted inspection was carried out May 1, 2018, the school’s first short inspection since Christ Church was judged ‘good’ four years earlier.
Mr Tongue noted teaching across the school is of a “consistently high standard.” He added: “Pupils told me: “Teachers will always help you, they never ignore you. This is an amazing environment to be in’
“The parents and carers I spoke to informally were also very positive about the school.”