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- We really believe in looking after our children and in giving them the best pastoral care. We live our Christian values – friendship, equality, compassion, truthfulness, peace and wisdom and take children’s mental and spiritual health really seriously.
- *In 2016 our SIAMS Inspection (Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools) graded us ‘Outstanding’. The report stated that: ‘’the distinctive Christian character impacts on every aspect of school life, creating a family like learning situation where all work together. Relationships, behaviour and attitudes are excellent. Children are confident and articulate. Their contributions and discussion show how they engage with issues because of their deeper thinking processes and reflective skills”. You can read the full report here: SIAMS Inspection – December 2016
- And, OFSTED in the same year said: “The School’s ethos and values of ‘mutual respect, good behaviour and high academic standards within a Christian and moral culture’ are borne out in all aspects of your work. Consequently, pupils are highly motivated, keen to learn and achieve well”. OFSTED Inspection – December 2016
- We’re a C OF E Voluntary Aided school so have a close relationship with Oxford Diocese and our local church St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church. Children walk to attend regular church services . We hold daily Collective Worship which parents and Governors are always welcome to come along to.
- We have frequent visits from Reverend Robert in school as he supports RE in classes and leads our Collective Worship once a week, and he’s also attending an ‘Understanding Christianity’ course so he can support our RE curriculum as it moves from examining the ‘ Big Questions to UC ‘. He’s also one of our School Governors.
- We encourage deeper thinking and the development of enquiring minds. We positively encourage beliefs from other faiths to be included, for example the study of light includes Diwali and Hanukah. And is backed up by visits to Neasden Temple and Maidenhead synagogue for example.
- The children understand that Christian values ‘are not just for Christians but can be shared by other faiths.’
- All Collective Worship is now based entirely on each school value – one every half term and the children are encouraged to remember the appropriate Bible verse. Every child has written a prayer linked to value, and they read these at the end of collective worship.
- Friday’s celebration assembly ends with a reflection time. Children are encouraged to offer ideas for reflection which they read to the rest of the school. We’ve also designated areas around the school that children can go to “ get away’ from the hustle and bustle and be peaceful.
- Pupils at the school fundraise for local and international charities.
- The school is a small primary school which means we all work together as a team to ensure all children’s needs are catered for. All adult’s working in school are first aid trained and a selection of staff are qualified in TEAM TEACH which is a behaviour management certificate.
- We’re privileged to have a highly committed staff – where everyone is always prepared to do that bit extra if that’s what’s required. The children are very much at the centre of all we do here.
- Click here to view St Peter’s and St Paul’s website.
- Click here to view the Diocese of Oxford Religious Education webpage