What is SIAMS?
SIAMS stands for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. As a GOOD school we are inspected every five years. The school is inspected on three sections:
1 - The Christian Character of the school and meeting the needs of all leaners.
2 - The impact of Collective Worship on the school community.
3 - Leadership and Management of the school as a church school.
The inspections are carried out by the Church of England, Diocesan Board of Education Inspectors.
We are very pleased with our latest report as it clearly shows how the school has developed since the last report, what a caring environment the school has and how everyone is valued at this school.
Quotes from SIAMS Report - September 2017
"The values of Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Truthfulness and Perseverance are exemplified by the caring and supportive relationships between teachers, pupils, their families and the community."
".... provision of 24 extra-curricular activities. These provide all pupils with the opportunity to flourish not only academically but personally through sport and creative arts."
"Pupils are polite, well-mannered and proud of their school and what they can achieve."
"They (the pupils) are confident at expressing their ideas and opinions as there is a culture of respect."
"There is strong pupil involvement in both leading and evaluating worship which contributes meaningfully to pupils enjoyment, enthusiasm and very positive attitudes to worship."
"The school is a welcoming, caring, inclusive and celebratory place."
"Parents praise the school for its 'open door' policy and the excellent relationships between staff and parents."
We are very pleased to have the recognition of the hard work and dedication that all staff, governors and pupils and parents have put in since our last inspection.
Please click on the link to view our latest Ofsted report.
Quotes from January 2014 Ofsted
"Pupils are extremely polite and take pride in their uniform and presentation of work"
"Adults, throughout the school, are focused on ensuring that all pupils receive the care they need to ensure their good well-being"
"Teachers ensure that tasks take into account the interests and needs of pupils, allowing them to learn effectively"
"Disabled pupils and those that have special educational needs are making good progress as a result of the specialist help and guidance they receive"
"In all lessons pupils benefit from teacher's high expectations for ways of working and presentation. This has led them to striving to do better at all times and strengthens their good attitudes to learning"
"Teachers motivate and build confidence through good questioning skills that make pupils think hard"
"The behaviour of pupils is good and often outstanding"
"Parents are highly supportive of the school and would overwhelmingly recommend it to other parents. They are confident that their views are listened to and acted on"
Ofsted - Parent View
OFSTED are keen to hear from you about St John's School please click on the Parent View link below to share your views of our wonderful school.