Outstanding SIAMS Inspection

All Church schools receive routine inspections, which examine their Christian character. These inspections are conducted under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. For a school like St Mary’s, which was outstanding during its last SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection, these happen every five years.

I am delighted to share with you the outcome of our recent SIAMS inspection. The full report is available to view on the ‘inspection’ section of the school website; however below are selected excerpts which give you a flavour of the inspector’s findings.

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St. Mary’s, Sale as a Church of England school are outstanding.

The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding

at meeting the needs of all learners.

The impact of collective worship on the school community is outstanding.

The effectiveness of the religious education is outstanding.

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

Below are extracts from the report. The full report can be found on the school website in the ‘inspection’ section:

The warm, supportive Christian ethos has clearly contributed positively not only to learners’ attitudes and behaviour but also to the school’s impressive achievements both academically and in sport and the arts.

Relationships are a real strength of the school and are clearly rooted in the Christian ethos and values. Parents, children and staff all speak of the school as being like a ‘big family’ where they all feel supported and encouraged.

The school’s behaviour policy, which is firmly based on the school’s core values, promotes the idea of choice and reflection and is supported by the use of restorative justice techniques. This has led to learners showing a mature attitude to their behaviour.

Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school and value its Christian ethos. They feel that it produces thoughtful, respectful and confident children.

Worship is varied and led by a range of staff, pupils and clergy from several local churches. As a result learners are familiar with some of the distinctive features of different Christian traditions.

The strong, purposeful leadership of the experienced headteacher is inspired by Christian values. His vision for an inclusive Christian community is shared and upheld by all members of staff who effectively model expectations of behaviour and care.

Parents are very appreciative of the school’s Christian ethos. They feel that ‘every child matters’ and comment that staff are always willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to provide support and encouragement.

St Mary’s is such a great school and it is wonderful to have this confirmed by external inspection.

 

I would like to congratulate and thank all those connected with the school who have contributed to this achievement.

Below are extracts from the report. The full report can be found on the school website in the ‘inspection’ section:

The warm, supportive Christian ethos has clearly contributed positively not only to learners’ attitudes and behaviour but also to the school’s impressive achievements both academically and in sport and the arts.

Relationships are a real strength of the school and are clearly rooted in the Christian ethos and values. Parents, children and staff all speak of the school as being like a ‘big family’ where they all feel supported and encouraged.

The school’s behaviour policy, which is firmly based on the school’s core values, promotes the idea of choice and reflection and is supported by the use of restorative justice techniques. This has led to learners showing a mature attitude to their behaviour.

Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school and value its Christian ethos. They feel that it produces thoughtful, respectful and confident children.

Worship is varied and led by a range of staff, pupils and clergy from several local churches. As a result learners are familiar with some of the distinctive features of different Christian traditions.

The strong, purposeful leadership of the experienced headteacher is inspired by Christian values. His vision for an inclusive Christian community is shared and upheld by all members of staff who effectively model expectations of behaviour and care.

Parents are very appreciative of the school’s Christian ethos. They feel that ‘every child matters’ and comment that staff are always willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to provide support and encouragement.

St Mary’s is such a great school and it is wonderful to have this confirmed by external inspection.

 

I would like to congratulate and thank all those connected with the school who have contributed to this achievement.

Article published: 1st Feb, 2018 Topic: School News