St Mary's Church is a pivotal part of all we do here at St Mary's school. Led by the wonderful Reverend Anne we share in our vision that every child can flourish and fly. Through Love, Respect and Friendship we work collaboratively to ensure our children and wider community can be the best they can
The story of The Good Samaritan underpins these values. We are also driven to be the best we can be by the words of Isaiah 40:32.
We also pride ourselves on our use of Makaton and we've been working hard to learn our Bible quote and Lord's Prayer to make sure it's inclusive for all.
Click here to learn The Lord's Prayer using Makaton: https://youtu.be/RZuprbcaGtg
Please have a look at our wonderful church school through the following photos and read on for more information below before reading on for more information about us...
Collective Worship is usually led every Wednesday in Church by Reverend Anne after careful planning with our Worship team who help her deliver God's message. During the 2020-2021 academic year, we weren't able to attend worships in church so we attended weekly online worships with Reverend Anne. Even in lockdown we were still able to spread the word of God to our children.
Fortunately, we're now able to attend weekly worships led by Reverend Anne and the worship council. Every half term, we also take part and lead a whole MAT worship across our four schools in the trust. We are proud that we have been able to continue our time with God in these unprecedented times where God's love is needed more than ever.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT OUR WORSHIP TEAM BLOGS WHERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON OUR MOST RECENT COURAGEOUS ADVOCACY AND SOME EXAMPLES OF SOME OF OUR WORSHIPS.
As a church school we are supported by the Lichfield Diocese. As such we are subject to regular inspections to ensure the highest standards are met within our school.
The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. We hold and courageously advocate the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.
Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The National Society's Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.