SIAMS - Good and Outstanding
The following statements are taken from recent SIAMS reports, where academies and schools have been judged to be Good or Outstanding.
These schools/academies are OUTSTANDING because:
- Christian values are lived out so that they enhance the daily lives of children when at school and at home.
- Highly skilled leadership of the headteacher, supported by the staff and governors, ensures that the school is exceptionally inclusive and that children's needs are met.
The Christian character has developed since the last inspection so that it supports the excellent academic and personal outcomes of all pupils.
- Christian values have a significant impact on the learning outcomes, personal development and well-being of all ages and abilities.
- A vibrant culture for learning, created by all staff, which enables adults and children to be the best they can be.
- The rich, creative local curriculum and mixed-age family groups enhance children's enjoyment of learning and respect for each other.
- Christian love, care and nurture makes every child in school feel special, valued and included and this extends to embrace their families.
- The strong and dedicated leadership of the executive headteacher, supported by staff and governors, together embedding Christian values and relationships in all areas of school life.
- The Muslim community which is welcomed, included and celebrated without compromising the Christian love and values at the heart of school life.
- Strong links with the local church that enriches the school’s spiritual life.
- Strong and well-resourced leadership of religious education (RE) and worship.
- The impact of the Christian character is widespread and extends into the family and parish life so that the school's mission to create 'learners for life' is fulfilled.
- The leadership and staff exemplify the key Christian value of 'endurance' and are committed to strengthening the Christian foundations of Colwich within the context of the academy trust.
- Religious education (RE) and collective worship make a major contribution to the effectiveness of the school as a church school.
- The outstanding leadership of the headteacher, strongly supported by her excellent and cohesive leadership team. Together, they proclaim distinctive and clear Christian values that guide every aspect of life in school.
- The positive way in which school leaders have re-energised the quality of teaching and learning to enable rapid improvement in pupils’ attainment and progress, thus meeting their academic needs well, within an inclusive, uncompromising and caring Christian environment.
- Relationships in school which are exceptional. Pupils are happy, want to learn, enjoy their learning and speak of their learning experiences with great enthusiasm.
- Vibrant and relevant worship that gives pupils enjoyable opportunities to worship in school and the parish church and participate with dignity, reverence and excitement.
- Committed governors who maintain a high profile in school and promote and support its work with vigour.
- This highly diverse community is rooted in the school’s Christian ethos and serves all the children and their families in achieving with faith, hope and love.
The level of pastoral care in this nurturing and inclusive Christian community ensures each individual is accepted and recognised as a child of God.
Strong leadership and good governance is strengthened by the mutual and substantial partnership between church and school.
The positive and respectful attitudes of the children within this Christian environment enable them to grow in confidence and achieve well.
- The respectful, articulate and exceptionally well-behaved pupils, who demonstrateexcellent attitudes to learning.
- A rich, vibrant Christian environment permeated by positive values, in which learning and achievement flourishes.
- The effective Christian witness of the headteacher.
- The positive, harmonious and inclusive relationships that foster a strong sense of community cohesion and a sense of belonging within this Christian church school.
- The outstanding Christian vision and commitment of the head teacher that has inspired staff and pupils, raised aspirations and secured sustained school improvement.
- Staff who know their pupils very well indeed are committed to nurturing them as children of God and removing any barriers of achievement.
- Outstanding worship that ensures the spiritual development of pupils of all backgrounds.
Every aspect of the school's work that is built on a firm Christian foundation and Christian values that are articulated by pupils and respected parents.
- The strong leadership and vision of the headteacher and governors.
- The excellent team work and fellowship between all who work in this school.
- The outstanding behaviour of pupils and the relationships they have with each other and their teachers.
- The proclamation of Christian values across the school and the positive impact they have on pupils.
- The quality of worship which provides inspirational and spiritual experiences daily.
The way that all stakeholders are encouraged to know Jesus.
The inclusive and welcoming family ethos, where children come first.
The effective teaching of Christian values that shape and guide a way of living.
The way school leaders live out the faith and proclaim the Christian foundation.
The prayerful nature of pupils and how they use their prayers to support others.
- The headteacher, leadership team and directors have a clear vision for the school based upon Christian values which impact upon all aspects of pupil development and well-being.
- Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary.
- Strong and effective partnerships exist between school, church and parents.
- Astute spiritual and inspirational leadership by the Principal whose vision, motivated by her personal faith, impacts successfully on the multi-faith community the school serves.
- Exemplary pastoral care and intervention strategies that overcome barriers to learning and enable pupils to realise their potential.
- Excellent spiritual growth throughout the school ensures positive attitudes, enjoyment in learning and academic success for virtually all pupils.
- Inspirational leadership from the head teacher, who is instrumental in the creation of an inclusive and harmonious Christian community.
- Exemplary pastoral care based on Christian values with highly effective systems for tracking pupils' progress which enable learning and achievement to flourish.
- Spirituality, within both collective worship and the curriculum, plays a key role in expressing the academy's inclusive Christian character.
- The spiritual and The strong Christian witness of the headteacher and her commitment to every member of this church school family.
- Explicit Christian values that enable all to “love and learn together with God”.
- The nurturing relationships fostered through a ‘sense of team’ using the teachings of Jesus as a guide and role model.
- The ways in which this school proclaims its Christian distinctiveness to all.
- The inspirational Christian leadership of the Headteacher, motivated by his personal faith, is instrumental in the creation of an inclusive and harmonious Christian community.
- The significant link between the church community and the school enhances pupils’ attitudes to faith and to their spiritual journey.
- The rich, vibrant Christian environment ensures that the impact of collective worship and the contribution of prayer make a profound contribution to the school’s Christian character.
- The spiritual The respectful, articulate and exceptionally well-behaved pupils, who demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning.
- The supportive Christian environment in which all pupils thrive.
- The integrity and willingness of all leaders in making explicit the Christian distinctiveness of this happy school.
- Positive, harmonious and inclusive relationships that foster a strong sense of community cohesion and a sense of belonging within this Christian church school.
- The spiritual and inspirational leadership of the Principal has gained the full commitment of staff and students to improving the life chances of students and serving the community.
- Whole school worship in St Matthew’s church every Friday defines the school as distinctively Christian yet fully inclusive – a church school for all in the community..
- Partnerships with the church, the diocese and the family of Blue Coat schools strengthens the Church’s mission to society in the area.
- Deeply held values permeate every aspect of school life. Students understand them as distinctively Christian and from the perspective of students of other faiths.
- The importance attached to religious education (RE) leads to rapid progress and respect for diversity and difference.
- Christian care and nurture that makes every child in the school feel special, valued and included, and extends to embrace their families.
- The strong and dedicated Christian leadership of the headteacher, supported by staff and governors, working together very effectively to realise their vision and embed Christian values and relationships in all areas of school life.
- The central and all-encompassing role given to prayer by the school community.
- Lively and relevant worship that inspires and is valued by all who share it.
- Very strong links with the local church that powerfully enrich the school’s spiritual life, and extend to encompass and benefit the local community.
- Very strong and loving inclusion strategies that embrace those of other cultures and faiths.
These schools/academies are GOOD because:
- The strong, spiritual guidance of the headteacher, governors, minister and school team, who live out the Christian values which underpin the daily life of the school.
- The nurturing care that introduces children to Jesus as a role model and friend.
- The inclusive, welcoming approaches and the close relationships that exist within the school family regardless of background, faith or belief.
- Christian belief, commitment and dedication by the headteacher based on Christian values are effectively transforming the school’s distinctive Christian identity.
- Significantly improved relationships between the school and church now enhance the exemplary work of the vicar to nurture pupils’ and staff attitudes to faith and their personal spiritual journeys.
- The governing body is having a profound effect and positive impact by supporting an innovative Christian vision for what the school can offer its pupils and the local community.
- The respectful and articulate pupils who demonstrate good attitudes to learning.
- An effective Christian environment permeated by positive values in which learning flourishes.
- The ambitious vision of the headteacher, supported by the governing body to enable the school to move forward.
- The positive and inclusive support for vulnerable pupils.
- Christian values of trust, forgiveness, responsibility, respect, honesty and aspiration are linked to biblical teaching and underpin all that the school does.
- The executive head teacher, head of school and governors all share a determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils academically, socially and spiritually.
- Pupils know they are cared for and respected. As a result, pupils are confident and articulate ambassadors for the school.
- Religious education makes a strong contribution to the Christian character of the school.
- The Christian character of the school is very evident on entering the building and within the whole school environment.
- The behaviour and attitudes of the pupils are exemplary.
- A united and enthusiastic staff team ensure the pupils achieve both academically and in their personal development and well-being.
- Dedicated, child-centred leadership of the headteacher, staff and governors, which is motivated by Christian principles and ensures all members of the school community are nurtured in their personal lives and learning.
- Exemplary relationships, based on the Christian value of 'Koinonia' (community) which result in positive approached to learning.
- Highly effective worship, supported by the incumbent, which has a powerful impact on spiritual development both during and beyond the school day.
- The care, dedication and strong effective leadership of the head teacher inspires staff and governors and ensures that the school is continually improving the outcomes for all its pupils.
- The governing body is very committed to the school, is very well informed and provides a good balance of support and challenge.
- Links with the local church are very good and this has a positive impact on the spiritual development of pupils.
The school's mission statement, 'Learning together for life with Jesus' is clearly articulated by pupils and underpins all that the school does.
- The school proclaims clear Christian values that guide every aspect of school life. Pupils currently at the school achieve well in their learning and personal development.
- Relationships in school are very strong and there is a welcoming Christian ethos. Happy children thrive within this caring Christian community.
- The quality of worship is good and all children and staff are actively involved. Pupils enjoy the opportunities they are given to worship in the parish church.
- The effective leadership of the headteacher is supported well by foundation governors and staff.
- The distinctive Christian school vision, based on Christian values, is effectively promoted through the dedication and committed Christian leadership of the head teacher and leaders.
- The exemplary work of the vicar and church family enhances both pupils’ and staff attitudes to faith and to their spiritual journey.
- Collective worship plays a key role in expressing the schools inclusive Christian character.
- The headteacher, governors and staff have a clear vision for the school based upon Christian values.
- Positive relationships throughout the school ensure that pupils achieve well academically and in their personal development and well-being.
- Strong and effective partnerships exist with the church, community and parents.
- Strong dedicated leadership from the executive Headteacher, who works effectively with the staff, church and governors to realise their vision.
- Christian care and nurture makes every child in the school feel special, valued and included, enabling them to succeed extremely well in all areas of their learning.
- Very strong links with the local church which powerfully enrich the school's spiritual life, and extend to embrace and benefit the local community.
- Appropriate and varied opportunities for prayer and reflection.
- The unswerving dedication and Christian commitment of the headteacher and her staff and governors who work hard in serving all the children and their families.
- This inclusive and nurturing family Christian community enables children to grow in self-belief and confidence and achieve well.
- The partnership with St Augustine’s Church is valued by everyone.
- The Christian commitment of the headteacher and assistant headteacher and the way they lead the “school team” to care for children and their families.
- The strong, clear vision, which is shared by all stakeholders, encouraging them to “Aim High Believe, Fly High Achieve”.
- The focus upon each individual child, providing appropriate support and nurture through living out the key Christian values that underpin relationships.
- The commitment of current church members, working to sustain the strong church links through their involvement in weekly school worship.
- The unswerving Christian vision and pastoral dedication of the headteacher, supported by staff and governors, in serving the children and their families in this small, rural family community.
- The strong links between church, school and village communities are valued by everyone.
- Worship involves the whole school community and enriches the lives of everyone.
- Pupils make a happy, caring school where all children and families are valued and everyone’s individual needs are catered for.
- The school is a haven of peace and tranquillity.
- The united team of headteacher, staff, governors and parents.
- The headteacher has a clear understanding of the strengths and areas of development of the school and the vision to move the school forward in its Christian effectiveness.
- The behaviour and attitudes of the pupils are exemplary.
- Positive relationships throughout the school ensure that pupils achieve well both academically and in their personal development and well-being.
- Pupils make good progress and The leadership of the headteacher and governors and their Christian vision for the school.
- The Christian values, their use in worship and the positive impact these are having on pupils.
- The vertical tutoring system that is clearly having a positive effect on pupil behaviour and how pupils support and care for one another.
- Most teaching is The inclusive Christian character, which shapes all aspects of school life.
- The Christian witness of the headteacher and her deputy, providing a strong partnership which encourages pupils daily to ‘learn with God as their firm foundation, together to achieve their best’.
- The focus upon core Christian values which are embedded in the Christian environment and lived out through the relationships between all members of this school family and the community it serves.
- The teaching has strong leadership, rooted in Christian principles, has enhanced the Christian character of the school and created a culture of shared leadership among all staff.
- The contribution religious education (RE) makes to pupils’ learning and personal development is very good.
- Excellent partnerships with the parish church, diocese, parents and the wider community demonstrate the school living out its Christian vision.
- The head teacher, assistant head and governors articulate and live out a strong Christian vision that ensures every aspect of the school’s work is rooted in the Christian values of care, respect and justice.
- The whole staff models these values to pupils and provide an environment in which all pupils feel safe and secure and are able to flourish as children of God
- The very strong relationship between the school and the church enhances the spiritual and moral development of pupils and ensures that they value the role of the church within their community.