Churchill Community College is an outstanding provider of education to young people that prepares them extremely well for their future.
Information about this inspection
The inspection team observed 29 lessons, including four that were jointly observed with senior leaders.
Formal discussions were held with the headteacher, head of school, governors, senior and
middle leaders, newly qualified teachers, four groups of students, the manager of the college’s external provision of Key Stage 4 intervention, the School Development Partner (SDP) from the local authority and the local authority’s head of children, young people and learning
Students were spoken to additionally in lessons to ascertain their views of behaviour and
learning across the college.
Scrutiny of students’ work was carried out during lesson observations and additionally as four separate exercises.
Inspectors listened to the Year 7 pupils who participate in the reading support programme as part of the college’s approach to improve standards of literacy across all subject areas.
Inspectors observed behaviour in lessons, at break time and lunchtime. They also considered the opinions of staff, pupils, parents and the community towards behaviour in the college as a whole.
The inspection team scrutinised a range of supporting documents. These related to students’progress over time, safeguarding and child protection, governing body minutes, behaviour and the college’s own view of more recent achievement, teaching and future improvement.
Inspectors took into account the 96 responses to Ofsted’s Parent View survey and the 90
responses to the staff questionnaire.