SIAMS - Church School Inspection
A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let Your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) Inspection
Warmingham CE Primary was last inspected in February 2023. We were excited about the prospect of the inspector coming into our school, as we know that they would see that at the heart of everything we do is a personalised approach to each individual as part of our caring Christian community. Our family ethos ensures that we feel valued, respected and can grow together, and through God's guidance, we encourage all to Let their Light Shine - and she saw just that! The inspection recognised everything we do to ensure our children and adults are able to flourish as part of our caring Christian family.
“The whole community of Warmingham School is passionate about living and breathing every element of its deeply embedded vision and values.”
“Vision and values have driven decisions which shape the school’s well-constructed curriculum, ensuring that it meets the needs of pupils. Pupils demonstrate high expectations of themselves and their peers, resulting in a happy and supportive environment.”
“The specific teaching about respect is very effective. This resulting positive ethos permeates the school through caring relationships and respectful attitudes. It ensures that pupils adopt a clear understanding of right and wrong and the impact of everyone’s choices. Consequently, pupils unfailingly behave calmly, courteously and with dignity. Where there are misunderstandings or occasional fallings out, pupils, with the support of the staff, can work problems out together. As a consequence, relationships are strong, and restorative conversations, forgiveness and understanding enable pupils to get along well. Pupils are able to articulate a clear sense of injustice that exists both nationally and globally.”
A SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. It involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all children and adults to flourish.
The inspection focuses on one key 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
- Wisdom, Knowledge, and Skills
- Character Development: Hope, Aspiration, and Courageous Advocacy
- Community and Living Well Together
- Dignity and Respect
- Impact of Collective Worship
- Effectiveness of Religious Education.
One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. A stand-alone grade is awarded for collective worship and in voluntary aided schools such as ours an additional grade also given for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning of RE alone.
Our overall grade: Good
The impact of collective worship: Good
The effectiveness of religious education: Good
The inspector agreed with on-going judgements of the school’s strengths and priorities for development which are already part of our school development plan.
A full copy of the report can be found below.