A Church report on standards at St James and Ebrington Church of England VA Primary School has praised the visionary leadership and the significant impact of the school’s Christian values.
The school underwent a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) which looks at the effect that the Christian ethos of a church school has on the children who attend.
The school was graded as outstanding and the report states that “The school’s Christian values, explicitly promoted by collective worship, have a significant impact on children’s academic achievement, personal and spiritual development.
“The headteacher’s strong Christian vision and the staff team’s commitment to this vision are the driving force at the heart of the school’s success and ongoing improvement as a church school. Her inspirational leadership and the spiritual support of the church are promoting a deep sense of community which is providing strength at all levels.”
The outstanding relationships between children and staff, the deep sense of community, spiritual support of the local church, support and involvement of the governors and the partnership with the diocese and parents were all praised.
Headteacher Joanna Jonson said, “I am delighted with the report and I would like to thank the children, staff, parents and governors for all their continued work and support.”
Rachel Howie Director of Education at the Diocese of Gloucester said, “This report is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of the all the staff, governors and the local parish churches to ensuring the work of the school is built securely on Christian values. I am delighted and extremely proud.”
Read the full SIAMS report here.