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Collective worship – Roots and Fruits

 

This half-term we have started using Roots and Fruits for our collective worship.

 

Roots and Fruits provides creative collective worship for primary schools based in Christian values themes over a period of two years. Rooted in Bible teaching, twelve Christian values represent the fruit that grows as the teaching is lived out in everyday life.

 

Our value for Autumn 1 is Generosity and Autumn 2 is Compassion.

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Generosity is… 

Encouraging the best in each other 

Never selfish 

Enjoying helping others 

Raising support for a good cause 

Offering what we can 

Sharing our time and talents 

Inviting someone to join in 

Taking care of God’s creation for future generations 

You first, me last. 

 

Compassion is… 

Costly caring 

Offering help 

Making a difference 

Putting others first 

Always listening 

Sensitive to suffering 

Service in action 

Interested in others 

Offering care and concern 

Noticing a need. 

Generosity

When I needed a Neighbour

School Prayer

 

Lord,

Give me eyes to see the beauty around me;

Give me ears that hear only what is true;

Give me lips which speak kind words;

Give me hands which will always work hard;

Give me a heart to be a loyal friend;

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

SIAMS - Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The framework 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 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are"distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

Inspection focus

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.

 

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

 

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.

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  • How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  • What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  • How effective is the Religious Education? 
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

Outstanding SIAMs award presented by Oxford Diocese

Outstanding SIAMs award presented by Oxford Diocese 1
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