Life in a Church School
Throughout school we promote the teaching of Christian Values. Whether intentional or explicit children learn values at school from relationships, everyday classroom interactions, from the example set by adults and from more formal attempts to engage in values education.
Values are principles or convictions that act as a guide to behaviour.
We consider a range of different values that reflect our schools foundation in the Christian faith and particularly the gospel values founded in the reality of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
It is the Christian tradition that gives our chosen values content and the story of Jesus that gives our values moral substance.
We have carefully selected and agreed a set of nine values as our school values – Friendship, Thankfulness, Peace, Courage, Perseverance, Hope, Forgiveness, Truthfulness and Trust, Respect and Responsibility to be explored throughout the school year.
Our worship is in accordance with the principles and practices of the Church of England. Children take part in daily collective worship. Our collective worship aims to provide the opportunity for children to worship God, to consider spiritual and moral issues and to explore their own beliefs. We encourage participation and response through listening to and joining in the worship offered.
As a parent, if you wish to withdraw your child from collective worship you have the right to do so under the Education Reform Act 1988. Please discuss this with the Headteacher.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
Our latest SIAMS inspection took place in March 2020.
How effective is the school's distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?
In response to this key inspection question school was judged to be GOOD.
Key findings from report:
'The welcoming Christian vision is lived out at all levels of the academy where releasing the God-given potential of each member is foremost.'
'The curriculum is a strength of this academy.'
'Modelled by the Christian leadership of the headteacher, hugely positive relationships are built upon genuine trust and a welcoming spirit. These strong relationships are enabling all to be valued and heard.'
'Religious Education (RE) and collective worship contribute exceedingly well to the academy's inclusive, welcoming approach in equipping pupils with a moral compass and a respect for all people.'