Inspection Reports

Inspection Reports

Diocese of Salford Report (Section 48)

In June 2016, Salford Diocese inspected St Matthew’s. Overall effectiveness was judged to be Good, as was the quality of Catholic Leadership.

“Prayer is at the heart of this school community”

“The witness to Christian values is clearly articulated by staff and pupils, who are proud to belong to the community of St Matthew’s”

“Strong and visionary leadership at all levels ensures the school’s mission as a Catholic school is made known to all”

“Pupils show respect for each other and undertake frequent acts of compassion and kindness to others”

“Pastoral care is outstanding, a strength, and the school’s mission statement identifies “care” as one of the core values”

“Pupils spoke of the care and support shown by adults and other pupils at the school that are clearly based on Gospel values”

“Parents are clearly welcomed and involved in school life”

Diocese Report

Ofsted Report (Section 5)

St Matthew’s was inspected last in September 2015. Below are some quotes from this report.

“Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strong feature of the school’s work.” 

“The headteacher has established a strong culture, shared by other senior leaders and governors, that places the students and their families, and in particular their welfare, at the centre of the school’s ambition”

“The school provides a safe and harmonious environment for learning and promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well”

“Students feel safe in and around school. They learn how to recognise the risks of life in modern Britain and how to keep themselves safe”

“The curriculum is a strength; it includes a broad range of academic and vocational courses to which all students have access”

“Students enjoy responding to questions from teachers that challenge them to think deeply about important ideas in a subject. This enthusiasm for learning is evident in the written work of these students and their good progress”

“The school provides a safe and harmonious environment for learning and promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well”

“Students achievement at KS3 has risen significantly and steadily. This is because the school has put into place strong foundations in Key Stage 3 to improve students’ achievement throughout the school”

“The schools strong focus on improving teachers’ use of information about students’ progress has led, over the last three years, to students’ rapid progress in English, maths and in particularly in science.”

Ofsted Report