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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.

 

This half-term’s value is Justice.

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Parable of the Two Sons

Justice is…. 

Judging what is right 

Understanding what is fair 

Standing up for those who need help 

Trying to listen to both sides 

Informed and wise decisions 

Caring enough to take action 

Equal opportunities for all

 

 

Prayer for justice and love 

 

Father God, 

your Son Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. 

In his resurrection he restores life and peace in all creation. 

In a world of sadness and tears, show us your joy. 

In a world of hatred, show us your love. 

In a world of despair, give us hope. 

In a world of disbelief, give us faith. 

Give us power in your world to make a difference 

and stand up for justice. 

Amen.

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?
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