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
“You must love each other as I have loved you” John 13:34
Our vision at Beresford Memorial First School is to inspire all children to flourish and achieve their God given potential, whilst loving and learning together with God.
"You need to do what Jesus did like in the Roman Centurion.” Faith
"The story Jesus being born makes hope come back to life.” Alice
"The Good Samaritan showed me that people should care for others and respect each other." Lottie
"The Creation story made me feel happy and grateful that God created these things." Leon
"It makes me think that Jacob not being honest, was not being like Jesus." Ella
Jacob didn't tell the truth - I'll be more like Esau." Leon
"The story of David and Goliath taught me to always keep going and have more courage to help you do things. It doesn't matter who you are, always have courage."
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:
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.
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