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 (June 2023):
I am very pleased to share with you the inspection report from our most recent Church inspection (10th June 2023). The report highlights that the school is distinctive and effective 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 school's Christian vision, linked to the parable of the mustard seed, underpins all aspects of school life. It drives leaders' actions and successfully creates a place where 'courage, curiosity and compassion' combine to enable its community to flourish.'
'The school has adopted a new and engaging curriculum to ensure a strong emphasis on deep-thinking and reflection.'
'The school's vision underpins a strong commitment to its community. Local partnerships are also strong.'
'Collective worship is held in high regard and is enjoyed by all.'
'Pupils flourish in religious education (RE). Subject provision expresses the vision and enables pupils to develop a good understanding of Christianity, world faiths and worldviews.'
We are pleased with our report. 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.