Diocese of Salford Inspection Report - March 2020

Mount Carmel R.C. High School was visited by a team of 4 inspectors from the Catholic Diocese of Salford. The new inspection framework for all Catholic schools was recently introduced by the Bishops of England and Wales.

Inspectors graded the overall effectiveness of the school as ‘Good’, and ‘Good’ in each of the 3 categories: The Catholic Life of the School; Religious Education and Collective Worship. 

The report includes many positive comments and states that: ‘Mount Carmel is a community that thrives on diversity and social cohesion and is a beacon of success’.

The Catholic life of the school

 The report stated that: 

  • Pupils behave well in lessons, around school and in assemblies. They show care and respect in their relationships with each other and with staff and are proud to be pupils of Mount Carmel
  • Mount Carmel is a school with a warm and genuine welcome. The school operates an inclusive family in which staff go the extra mile to celebrate the talents of each individual child
  • Pastoral care and support is a key strength of the school and pupil voice indicated that pupils were cared for 

Religious Education at the school

The report stated that:

  • Teaching within the Religious Education department is high quality and subject knowledge is very good
  • Pupils enjoy their Religious Education lessons and this is reflected in their engagement and willingness to participate in lessons

Collective Worship at the school 

The report stated that:

  • Pupils increasingly take the lead in preparing acts of collective worship
  • Pupils in the YSVP group are regularly involved in outreach work with the elderly in the community
  • Throughout periods of Collective Worship pupils are respectful and respond with reverence. Collective Worship is an integral part of the life of the school. 

Headteacher, Mr Xavier Bowers, commented: “We are delighted with the judgements and inspection report. We believe the report captures all aspects of the mission and ethos of our school. It is very much a vote of confidence and recognition of the good progress the school has made since the previous inspection. All associated with Mount Carmel can be very proud and look forward to even more success in the future.”

The full report can be viewed below.

Xavier Bowers

Diocese of Salford report

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