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    As an outward-facing and self-improving school, we have taken part in peer review models to quality assure our work. We are part of two peer review frameworks – one led by London South Teaching School Alliance and one externally provided by Challenge Partners.
    Challenge Partners provides an annual school review. Each year we welcomed external reviewers; a lead reviewer who is Ofsted trained, two headteachers and a senior leader from other parts of the country. Our last review was in January 2020. They looked at the strengths and areas for development of teaching and learning across the school, how well our pupils progress and how successful school improvement initiatives have been.

    The estimate of judgments were as follows:

    • Leadership at all levels – Leading
    • Quality of provision and outcomes – Leading
    • Quality of provision and outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and pupils with additional needs – Leading

    Accredited Area of Excellence – Improving the mental health and the wellbeing of all pupils to remove barriers to learning

    The reviewers spoke to children in lessons and the school council to get a pupil point of view. The reviewers were highly complimentary about the way our pupils spoke and described them as happy, confident and passionate about learning. Throughout the children articulated that they felt valued and appreciated by the adults in a school community that cares about them.

    The school has also been recognised as having an area of national excellence which we have been encouraged to share further.

    Accredited Area of Excellence – Improving the mental health and the wellbeing of all pupils to remove barriers to learning

    Click here to read it: Charles Dickens Primary School Challenge Partners Report 2020