Ofsted Annual Report

Our school has been mentioned and highlighted as a school of excellent practice in this incredibly influential and important document.

Cardinal Hume Catholic School is a secondary converter academy in
the North East that serves a largely White British community with
slightly above average levels of deprivation. In this school all students,
regardless of background, make outstanding progress and end up
with GCSE results well above the national average. A large number of
children are eligible for the pupil premium but there is little difference
between their attainment and that of other students.

How does the school achieve this? Its senior leaders have adopted a
range of initiatives that are monitored by governors to ensure that the
pupil premium is spent effectively. These include:

  • teaching some students in smaller class sizes
  • targeted one-to-one support
  • mentoring of selected students by senior leaders and academic
    mentors
  • home tutoring for pupils in mathematics
  • coursework support
  • family learning opportunities
  • dedicated counsellors to work with pupils and their families
  • a school-wide focus on literacy
  • high expectations and standards of discipline for all, regardless of
    background and ability
  • focused special educational needs intervention and strategies that
    are tailor-made for vulnerable children.

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