Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report (SIAMS)
|St Nicholas’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School|
|St Faith’s Road, Alcester, Warwickshire B49 6AG|
|Current SIAMS inspection grade||Outstanding|
|Previous SIAMS inspection grade||Good|
|Date of inspection||3 April 2017|
|Date of last inspection||April 2012|
|Type of school and unique reference number||Voluntary School Primary 139518|
|Executive Headteacher / Head of School||Adam Walsh / Karen O’Shea|
|Inspector’s name and number||Reverend Alison M. Morris 759|
St. Nicholas Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a larger than average primary school. There are 407 pupils on roll aged from 4-11 years. It serves a small but growing town of Alcester. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The number of pupils who receive SEND is currently below the national average. The school has a strong reputation in the local community and has close links with the incumbent and St. Nicholas Church. In September 2015 an executive headteacher was appointed following a restructure of two church primary schools.
|The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Nicholas as a Church of England school are outstanding
· A Christian leadership and vision which is confidently lived out and promoted by all leaders is instrumental in the creation of a distinctively Christian school that is inclusive, welcoming and harmonious.
· Exemplary pastoral care, the nurture group and effective intervention strategies based on Christian values enable pupils to blossom and flourish with a safe and nurturing Christian community.
· Christian values, such as forgiveness and compassion are embedded in the excellent spiritual, moral, social and personal development of pupils.
|Areas to improve
· Through the development of the ‘worship warriors’, engage pupils in the process of planning, leading, and monitoring and evaluation of worship throughout the school.
· Implement the new religious education (RE) scheme of work alongside the ‘Understanding Christianity’ resource to make RE more accessible to all pupils and to enhance their spiritual development.
· Foster more partnerships and strategies which will allow pupils to encounter different faith and cultures to deepen pupils understanding of a multi-faith and multi-cultural world.
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