The Archdeacon of Totnes, Reverend John Rawlings, visited Chudleigh CE VE Community School on Monday to present a certificate to recognise their Outstanding SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools) Inspection result.
The Inspection team visited at the end of September last year and looked at four main areas; How well the school meets the needs of learners; The impact of collective worship (assemblies) on the school community; Religious Education; and Leadership and Management. With one Good and three Outstanding grades, overall the school has been rated as outstanding.
The inspector particularly highlighted the strong ethos which she felt permeates the life, work and achievements of the school; the very close links with the parish church and the local Baptist church; and the well behaved pupils.
Headteacher David Barnett said ‘We are delighted that the SIAS inspector recognised the special features of our school. At Chudleigh we particularly value the development of the whole child and work hard to develop an understanding of their place and role in society. This can so often be lost with the pressures that come from the range of national targets schools are expected to achieve.’
During the presentation the Archdeacon thanked everyone involved with the school, particularly the children, for making it such an excellent school.