As a church school we also receive a SIAMS inspection carried out on behalf of the Diocese. It verifies that a church school is offering Christian content and reports whether children are being educated both socially and morally.
SIAMS Report Highlights (November 2015):
I am very pleased to share with you the inspection report from our most recent Church inspection (10th November 2015). The report highlights that the school is outstanding in its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England school. I would like to thank our staff, governors, parents and children who shared our good practice with the inspector during the inspection day. Please read the report below which identifies our key strengths and areas for further improvement.
‘The vision and drive of the headteacher, effectively supported by staff and governors has embedded strong Christian values that underpin all aspects of school life.’
‘The Christian distinctiveness of the school has a big impact on this small school community. Christian values are made explicit and have a significant impact on all learners' good achievements, excellent behaviour and supportive, caring attitudes.’
‘Relationships between all members of the community are a strength of the school and are attributed to Christian values such as service, respect and forgiveness.'
We are pleased with both our reports. They highlight what makes Clifton Hampden C of E Primary School special, corroborate our own self-evaluation and confirm that our children are nurtured whilst receiving teaching which allows each child to flourish.