SIAMS

Our school community is a family where each member shares our Christian values.  Everyone is valued for their own skills and talents and caring about others is central to our school ethos.

Relationships and a sense of community, together with our Church school identity, underpin our school vision:

Loving and Learning Together with God

I give you a new command; love each other.
You must love each other as I have loved you.’
John 13:34

Our values are explicit within our school and are known, understood and consistently referred to by staff and children. Our whole community came together to develop vision and values which represent our school identity.  As a result, our Christian values make a significant impact on the daily lives of all members of the school community. Staff, governors, pupils and parents have agreed that within the context of God’s world, at Beresford Memorial, we shall value:

Respect:  ‘Show proper respect to everyone.’ 
1 Peter 2:17 

Hope: ’’For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”’
Jeremiah 29:11 

Honesty: ‘You deserve honesty from the heart, yes, utter sincerity and truthfulness.’
Psalm51:6 

Kindness: ‘Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.’ 
Colossians 3:12 

Creativity: ‘Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.’
Romans 12:6 

Courage:  ‘Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.’
1 Corinthians 16:13

We believe that these are the key values that underpin our curriculum, enable us to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible global citizens and which we promote at every opportunity throughout every child’s time at Beresford Memorial.

We are a welcoming, ambitious Christian school where different faiths and cultures are respected, and where everyone is valued as a precious gift of God, created in God’s image.  We recognise and develop the potential of each and every person and tirelessly pursue excellence, empowering all with the confidence for lifelong learning and a readiness to play a positive role in the community.

As a Church of England school, we are subject to the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.  The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule 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.

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school’s Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection question: how effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?

This is explored through seven strands:

  • Vision and Leadership
  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect
  • The impact of collective worship
  • The effectiveness of religious education

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In addition, a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for collective worship and in voluntary aided (VA) schools and former VA schools for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning alone.

For our latest Inspection Report (December 2015) please visit;

Siams Report Beresford Memorial Dec 2015

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