On the 18th January 2024 we had our SIAMS inspection.
The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) is the Church of England and Methodist Church’s outworking of the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005. It is a key element of the life of all Church of England and Methodist schools in England.
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.
I am very pleased to say that we have received an extremely positive SIAMS inspection report which confirms that St. Luke’s CE Primary School is living up to its foundation as a Church school.
The report lists our School Strengths as:
- The carefully crafted Christian vision is deeply embedded. The shared commitment to the vision supports the flourishing of pupils and adults within a warm, nurturing and welcoming environment.
- Leaders, including governors, effectively monitor the school as a Church school. Impactful decisions, guided by the vision, are made to support all pupils, including the vulnerable or disadvantaged.
- Leadership is supportive and nurturing, and wellbeing is a priority. Positive interactions throughout the school environment exemplify this culture.
- Thoughtful and inclusive collective worship provides valuable opportunities for all pupils to grow and flourish.
- High quality religious education (RE) and effective, supportive leadership enables the delivery of a curriculum that is broad and relevant. Effective monitoring results in continuous development and improvement.
Mrs Farrall, the governors and staff are proud of the whole report, phrases from it to give you an overview are:
- St Luke’s is a warm, nurturing and welcoming school.
- Leaders make decisions relevant to the context of the school, looking to secure current needs while preparing pupils for the future.
- The curriculum is designed to support pupils in achieving life in all its fullness.
- A wide range of opportunities, offered within the curriculum and through wider partnerships, support this vision.
- Everyone shares a determination to improve life chances for pupils.
- The determination to provide positive learning experiences, designed to support successful, happy pupils, underpins the creative curriculum.
- Opportunities for growth and flourishing are offered through an extensive range of enrichment activities.
- Within the school, each child is known and seen as an individual.
- Development of the whole pupil is nurtured and shaped through every interaction, underpinned by the core Christian values.
- Pupils enjoy attending the school. This is seen through excellent behaviour and positive relationships across the community.
- Pupils are encouraged to become active citizens and make a difference in the wider world.
- The wider community work is underpinned by the school’s vision and values. Pupils are encouraged to live life in all its fullness and actively support others to do this.
Inspection reports can contain at least 3 areas for development, our 3 are:
- Extend pupils’ knowledge of global issues to enhance their experience and development as courageous advocates for justice.
- Enable pupils to engage in wider planning of collective worship themes to enhance their opportunities for spiritual development.
- Work with the local clergy to develop and strengthen the ethos group work in school. This is so that the school community can benefit from a wider range of collective worship.
We are already planning ways in which we can extend these opportunities within our school.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our inspection day, whether it be through talking to the inspector about your own experiences of our school or ensuring, as you do every day, that your children arrive at our school ready to learn and show their best.
Please do read the full report by clicking here