At All Saints CE (A) Primary School, the daily act of collective worship is viewed as an integral and important part of school life. It builds our sense of community and offers the time and space for children and staff to stop and reflect. Collective Worship takes place either in the school hall or in classrooms, as a whole school, year group or class. Worship is led by staff or a local minister and the children are encouraged to help plan and take part. It has a Christian focus and music, prayer and reflection all form part of worship.
Each term we focus on one of our Christians values which permeate the ethos of the school. and seek to foster the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’ follows a timetable which is independent of Ofsted and based on a five-year cycle. The principal objective of the inspection is to address the 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?’
To do this the inspection looks at 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
Our last SIAMS inspection was in April 2017, you can read the report here.
Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams describes a school’s Christian Values as:
‘What is distinctive about a Christian based school. It’s something to do with ethos atmosphere and the way in which people feel valued.’
At our school our Christian values underpin all that we do, are integral in the life of our school and are firmly rooted in the Bible.
At All Saints every child and adult is accepted, valued and recognised as unique. We are a community where together we care for each other, help each other learn and are nurtured and supported as we grow. Our Christian values place Christ at the centre of our school and enable us to provide a safe, loving place where together we ‘Aspire, Explore, Believe and Achieve.
Please click on the link below for more information on each value.