SIAMS Inspection 2016
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."
1 Peter 4:10
In April 2016, visited by an inspector from the National Society for our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). This inspection is carried out approximately every five years and judges our effectiveness as a Church of England school.
The inspector spent the day in school: talking to children, talking to parents, observing Collective Worship and some teaching, meeting with our governing body and talking to staff. As usual, our children were incredible and absolutely wowed her with their understanding of our Christian Values and their reflective thinking.
We are delighted with our report and are proud to say we were judged overall to be a GOOD church school.
- Children say, ‘Christian values bring us together and help us to sort out situations’
- Reflection areas and the recently introduced reflection journals make a valuable contribution to children’s growing awareness of spirituality
- The whole school ethos is enriched by worship and the impact is evident in children’s attitudes, behaviour and relationships
- Parents say they are fully informed through newsletters and that questionnaires give them opportunities to give their views.
- Parents particularly value the appointment of an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) from whom they say support has been excellent
- Parents believe this positive caring ethos based on Christian values has brought ‘the soul back into the school’ and that their children are valued as individuals and ‘genuinely learn life skills for the future through the Christian faith’