OfSTED & SIAMS

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OfSTED

The school was judged to be GOOD in all areas by OfSTED in April 2017.

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Ofsted 2017

Together, the headteacher and governors have worked tirelessly to establish a highly inclusive learning environment where pupils thrive.

Ofsted 2017

The school provides a broad and balanced curriculum to help pupils make good progress with their academic skills and personal development. Pupils make good progress in their reading, writing and mathematics skills and these subjects support strong learning in other areas of the curriculum.

Ofsted 2017

Leaders are skilled in supporting pupils who have special educational needs and set high expectations for learning within this group.

Ofsted 2017

Teachers plan interesting lessons to engage and excite pupils’ learning in all year groups.

Ofsted 2017

Staff set high expectations and pupils respond positively by trying their best. Teachers work closely with parents so that they can help and motivate their children’s learning beyond school. Parents praise staff for the extra support they offer in meetings, open days and workshops.

Ofsted 2017

Staff know pupils well as individuals and support families effectively. Staff work closely with many other professionals to keep all pupils safe, especially those who have challenging lives outside of school.

Ofsted 2017

Teachers provide a vibrant curriculum to ignite children’s interests, especially in the Reception class.

SIAMS

Strong Christian leadership by the headteacher together with his unrelenting drive for school improvement is moving the school forward.

SIAMS

Core Christian values underpin ‘learning and growing’ and as a result, behaviour and relationships are good.

SIAMS

This is a warm, friendly school. Pupils care for one another well. This is because they develop and grow respectful relationships with others by living out core Christian values and drawing upon the teachings of Jesus as their inspiration.

SIAMS

Adults in school are excellent role models. They know every child exceptionally well, whether they are in their class or not. Parents explained that ‘there is a great sense of whole-school unity but at the same time every child is known as an individual, too.

SIAMS

The headteacher and assistant headteacher share a strong Christian vision. This drives their unrelenting efforts and ambition to make human flourishing at all levels a reality for everyone at St Mary’s – pupils, staff and parents alike.

SIAMS

Communication between home and school is very strong and highly appreciated by parents. Many examples were given of whole families flourishing in the face of very challenging circumstances because of the care and support extended to them by the headteacher and his staff.

Performance data

The Government report annually on the key features and performance of the school.

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Parent View

The school surveys parents once each year to gather their opinion on how the school is run and how to improve, the results are then reported through the website and newsletters.

Parents are able to express their views all yr through the Government’s on-line parent view platform. To read the current findings or express your own views please click this link.

SIAM's

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are “distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions”.

Inspection focus

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school’s Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: how effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?

This is explored through seven strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of collective worship
  • The effectiveness of religious education

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In addition a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for collective worship and in voluntary aided (VA) schools and former VA schools for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning alone.

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SIAMS Report 2015

SIAMS

Strong Christian leadership by the headteacher together with his unrelenting drive for school improvement is moving the school forward.

SIAMS

Core Christian values underpin ‘learning and growing’ and as a result, behaviour and relationships are good.

SIAMS

This is a warm, friendly school. Pupils care for one another well. This is because they develop and grow respectful relationships with others by living out core Christian values and drawing upon the teachings of Jesus as their inspiration.

SIAMS

Adults in school are excellent role models. They know every child exceptionally well, whether they are in their class or not. Parents explained that ‘there is a great sense of whole-school unity but at the same time every child is known as an individual, too.

SIAMS

The headteacher and assistant headteacher share a strong Christian vision. This drives their unrelenting efforts and ambition to make human flourishing at all levels a reality for everyone at St Mary’s – pupils, staff and parents alike.

SIAMS

Communication between home and school is very strong and highly appreciated by parents. Many examples were given of whole families flourishing in the face of very challenging circumstances because of the care and support extended to them by the headteacher and his staff.