St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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SIAMs

As a Church of England school we are also inspected by Bristol Diocese using the framework for Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). This inspection occurs every five years and evaluates the extent to which church schools are "distinctiveness and effectiveness... as a Church of England School".

The report celebrated much of our school’s distinctive qualities, finding:

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Mary’s VA as a Church of England school are good

  • Christian values such as friendship enhance children’s personal development and well being
  • Opportunities to explore spiritual development in all aspects of school life make a good contribution to children’s learning as well as their personal development
  • The commitment of the headteacher to the development of the school’s Christian character, as exemplified by the school’s new Christian vision has united the whole school community

 

The summary judgements on each area of the inspection were:

The effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a church school is good

The effectiveness of the religious education is good

The impact of collective worship on the school community is good

The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is good at meeting the needs of all learners

The best recognition within the report noted that,

“Relationships at all levels are outstanding. This is reflected in the importance of the Christian value of friendship as a strong feature of all interactions.”

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