Maranatha Christian School is reassured by the positive inspection from the ISI. The school has made significant strides since the Ofsted Inspection in 2016 and improved in all aspects of the school. Our recent compliance inspection by ISI was assessed using the Independent School Standards which has eight parts. We have met five parts in full. Three parts are not met, however these are all related to one issue regarding the completion and recording of checks on our Single Central Record (SCR). Some of these errors are historical, however we recognise as a school that this needs correcting. We are fully committed to the safeguarding and welfare of students and staff. Part of this is the required checks and recording of these for our teaching staff and volunteers. A full policy is in place that covers this area and is available to anyone who wishes to see it. We are correcting any errors and will ensure the completion of checks and recording is compliant with the Independent School Standards and ISI guidance going forwards.
The inspectors were impressed by the School in terms of the curriculum, teaching, relationships between staff, students and leadership. From student interviews it was noted that the students felt safe and happy in their environment and they considered leadership to be approachable and trustworthy. ISI were also impressed by the motivation and passion of everyone in the staff team and the teachers were considered to be excellent. The student’s self-motivation and ability to manage their own learning was noted as being very impressive. The students were also referred to as being well behaved, happy, mature, bright, respectful and responsible. Something that came of little surprise, when it was stated by the Head Inspector of ISI is that, “Any school would be incredibly proud of the results of the parent and student surveys which showed overwhelming satisfaction and support (for the school)”.
The trustees are pleased to announce that we have been accepted as a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). Membership to the ISA provides us with access to their full range of support services, legal advice, networking, and regional sporting, art and music events. For more information go to www.isaschools.org.uk
We are delighted that after our Ofsted inspection on 21 February 2018 we now meet all of the independent school standards that were checked during this inspection.