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Relevant policies

(lived out through the valuable work of our pupil ambassadors)

How we evaluate ourselves 

9 Pillars of Greatness


1. A shared vision, values, culture & ethos, based on the highest expectations of all members of the school community

2. Inspirational leadership at all levels  throughout the school

3. Exceptional teaching, learning, assessment and feedback to support the highest levels of attainment and achievement

4. A relentless focus on engaging  and involving students

5. Personalised and highly effective continuous professional development within a learning community

6. A stimulating and inclusive environment and climate for learning

7. A rich and creative curriculum, within and beyond the classroom, fully meeting the needs of individuals  and groups of students

8. High quality partnerships, with parents, the community, other schools and networks, locally, nationally  and internationally

9. Robust and rigorous self-evaluation

SIAMS inspection

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 (V&L)

  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills (WKS)

  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy (CD)

  • Community and Living Well Together (C&LWT)

  • Dignity and Respect (D&S)

  • The impact of collective worship (CW)

  • The effectiveness of religious education (RE)

How our distinct Christian vision enables all to flourish

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in more detail..

Our Church school offers a spiritual and moral basis for the development of human wholeness and a sure foundation for personal and social values based on the person and ministry of Christ.A distinctive language is provided for understanding life
and interpreting human experience. See below for how we develop spiritual contexts, capacities and experiences 

spiritual learners should be ready to say sorry when mistakes are made, to forgive themselves and to forgive others

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spiritual learners exercise imagination and creativity, appreciate beauty in the world and be alive to experiences of awe and wonder

spiritual learners love themselves, care for themselves, believe in their potential to achieve, and find inner strength and resilience when facing challenges

RE and the whole curriculum provides the space for enquiry and
exploration of ‘big questions’? ( see personal goals)

Spiritual learners become increasingly aware of the
concept of others – a growing empathy, concern and
compassion for how to treat others.

Spiritual learners are encouraged to question throughout the
curriculum and engage with reflection spaces and prayer spaces

spiritual learners are self-aware and empathise with the experience of others
in the school and wider community

Spirituality is at the heart of our school’s ethos.Opportunities to explore spiritual development are not just merely planned, they occur naturally in everyday life.  Weather children stop, take in the landscape during cross country or whilst in the forest at school and consider what connects them to the environment, to love, each other and showing thanks ( and if they like, thanks to god)  for all that we have we believe are precious moments that take us from the country of the body to the land of the spirit.

For more information on how our values are celebrated, rewarded and recognised see the below document.

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