Diocesan Inspection 2017
A Canonical Inspection (under Canon 806 on behalf of the Diocese of Clifton), and inspection of Denominational Education (under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005), took place in 2017. You can read the report below, or read these excerpts which highlight the positive inspection received by the Rosary School.
"Pupils are proud of their school and are able to speak confidently about its distinctiveness. They treat each other with care and respect, and acknowledge the way Jesus’ teaching impacts on their lives. The needs of the local and wider community are brought to the attention of pupils through various charities including CAFOD and Operation Christmas Child, which are actively supported by the school. The school has a strong sense of community with opportunities for children to contribute in a variety of ways, including being lunchtime monitors, playground ‘angels’ or having routine responsibilities in the classroom."
"Class prayers are said at the beginning and end of each day and before lunch. In some classes, there is an opportunity for pupils to contribute their own prayers and for them to be shared by their class. The prayer life of the school is enhanced by drama, music and use of ICT."
"The quality of teaching and learning is good overall, with a number of outstanding features. The best lessons give opportunities for pupils to think through their ideas, work independently, or in groups, and involve challenging questions from the teacher. There are good examples of peer learning and teachers taking opportunities from pupils own responses to further develop ideas and concepts."
"The school is inclusive and children from other faiths and cultures are warmly welcomed into the Rosary School family. The values of caring for one another, and the dignity of each individual created in the image of God, are central for the life of the school."