"Outstanding in All Areas" says Pikuach
At the end of June Akiva welcomed two inspectors from the Jewish Inspection Service, Pikuach.
As a faith school we are required by law to be inspected every five years on the faith aspects of our school.
In 2013 Pikuach judged us outstanding overall, and judged the teaching of Jewish Studies to be good.
This time we were judged outstanding in every category.
The inspectors wrote,
The creative and imaginative curriculum at Akiva is interwoven with the National Curriculum at every level and this provides pupils with great breadth and depth of knowledge and at the same time links everything they do in their school day to their personal lives as Jewish people.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding because of a deep and sincere respect shared by all. Pupils show great sensitivity and respect for themselves and for others, and display great enthusiasm for their learning.
The inclusive nature of the school, underpinned by the school’s strong ethos, ensures that every view is valued and this results in a culture of love and care which is palpable throughout the school.