Clearwater celebrates first Ofsted inspection

Published: Thursday March 24, 2022

A group of children with their arms raised in celebration, wearing the teal green uniform of Clearwater school. A blonde woman's head is just visible in the back of the picture - this is the head, Kate Moss.Clearwater Church of England Primary Academy is celebrating a glowing Ofsted report in its first inspection since it opened in 2017.

Behaviour and attitudes, and personal development, have been judged as ‘Outstanding’ at Clearwater Church of England Primary Academy, following a recent Ofsted inspection. The quality of education, leadership and management and early years provision are all ‘Good’.

Pupils ‘love coming to school’, ‘their attitudes to learning are exemplary’ and they ‘take pride in everything they do’.

Inspectors found an ‘inclusive and caring ethos’ and said ‘pupils’ attendance is excellent because they love coming to school.’ Parents told inspectors about ‘the sense of community, nurture and care afforded to every child’. The report says that the curriculum is particularly strong in English, science and mathematics. Reading is given a high profile and there is a sharp focus on pupils’ language and communication skills.

The report praises the headteacher who has ‘left no stone unturned in her quest to create a culture of high expectations for all’ and that ‘leaders are successfully growing a community of compassionate and responsible young children.’

Headteacher Kate Moss said, “I am delighted that the inspectors recognised the strength of the education offered, the hard work of staff and pupils and the wonderful parent community that makes Clearwater Primary Academy such a special place.”

The report found that the effective support and oversight by the Diocese of Gloucester Multi Academy Trust (DGAT) and governors help the school to achieve its vision of ‘small steps to big dreams’. Christian values underpin everything the school does.

Rachel Howie, DGAT CEO said, “I am delighted that the Ofsted report reflects the amazing learning community that is Clearwater CofE Primary Academy – this includes staff, governors, children, parents and the community. The school has succeeded in the face of having to move three times, once during the height of the pandemic – it has not been an easy journey.

“The report reflects the incredibly hard work of everyone involved in the school and I am incredibly proud of what has been achieved for the children.”

Read the full report here –>

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