Challenge Partners Quality Assurance Review
Cheam Common is one of five primary schools in Sutton to take part in the national Challenge Partners programme. The programme helps schools with their monitoring and evaluation procedures, gives senior leaders the opportunity to become national specialist leaders of education (SLEs) and provides outstanding continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for all staff.
We are a member of the Cheam Hub and the Belleville Teaching School. Challenge Partners enables our school to receive support from other schools locally, across London and nationally as well.
We are delighted to report that our most recent Quality Assurance Review found that:
‘An overall estimate of the performance of Cheam Common Junior Academy is Outstanding.’
The Quality Assurance Review used the Ofsted Evaluation Schedule to make the following judgments about our school:
School Improvement Strategies: Outstanding
Pupil Outcomes: Outstanding
Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment: Outstanding
As part of the Quality Assurance Review, schools can also put forward an ‘Area of Excellence.’ This is an area where they believe the school demonstrates a significant strength over and above other schools nationally. At Cheam Common, we chose to put forward the provision and opportunities we offer our pupils in Physical Education and Sport. We were delighted to have this accredited by the review team and are extremely proud to be the only primary school within the Challenge Partners’ Hub who have this accreditation.
Area of Excellence: Accredited - Provision and Opportunity in Physical Education and Sport
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Key stage results
The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of a key stage, the teacher will formally assess each child’s performance. Find out more about the national curriculum key stages at GOV.UK.
As a junior academy Cheam Common has only one key stage - KS2, for children in Year 6. By the end of each summer term we will write a report on your child’s progress and talk it through with you.
We aim to give your child access to a broad, balanced and creative curriculum with high standards in English, Maths, Science and Computing.
To make sure standards are maintained across the curriculum we have implemented a School Improvement Plan. The plan has clear aims and objectives that drive improvements across the school, aiming to build on good practice, raise standards and develop areas of strength and expertise.
We’re absolutely delighted to have received recognition of our fantastic KS2 results from Damian Hinds, Education Secretary.