We are Excellent!
We are delighted to share with everyone that we had a SIAMs visit on Wednesday 4th of May and they assessed us to be a school that said the impact of Collective Worship is Excellent and that overall, our school is Excellent.
We would highly recommend you read the entire report but here are the key findings they had:
- The deeply motivating Christian distinctiveness of this school drives every aspect of academy life. Its impact is to transform the lives of staff and pupils.
- The inspirational leadership of the headteacher and her team ensures pupils acquire exceptional attitudes and values. These are life-lasting and life-enhancing.
- Innovative and challenging religious education (RE) and collective worship provide a powerful expression of ‘love in action’. All pupils acquire a rich understanding of life’s mysteries.
- Staff are empowered and affirmed in their delivery of the vision through the exceptional strategic leadership of the governors.
- The impact of class representatives, known as visionaries, in driving the vision is exceptional. Their powerfully authentic modelling of the vision inspires and engages others and ensures it is embodied in learning, play and worship.
We are so proud of the work that everyone in our school does to ensure that we can live out our Christian Vision of Love in Action in such a way that has such great impact on the school and wider community.
Please read our full report below.
What is SIAMS?
SIAMS stands for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church are subject to a SIAMs inspection around once every 5 years.
Over the years, SIAMS has sought to provide Church Schools with a tool for effective self-evaluation and a process of external review which enables continued development. The most recent framework places an emphasis on the school's Christian Vision and how it's impact enables the whole school community to flourish.
A SIAMS inspection will focus on the following question:
How effective is the school's distinctive Christian vision, establish and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?
This question is explored through the following seven strands:
Strand 1: Vision and Leadership
Strand 2: Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
Strand 3: Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
Strand 4: Community and Living Well Together
Strand 5: Dignity and Respect
Strand 6: The impact of Collective Worship
Strand 7: The overall effectiveness of religious education