This complements the recent ‘Good’ OFSTED report received in May this year.The SIAMS inspection team praised the school’s understanding of theneeds of the community and the way it provides support and assistanceto pupils and their families.
The report stated that ‘some of the practice (provided by the school) is imaginative and helps to transform pupils and adults lives’.
SIAMS inspections are usually held every five years and are rigorousevaluations of all areas of the school covered by OFSTED, such assafeguarding and the quality of teaching.
The SIAMS inspectors also focus on the effectiveness of the school’s Christian foundation and vision.
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As well as praising the academic and pastoral side of the school,stating that staff were committed to ‘providing the best learningopportunities and experiences’, the SIAMS report also held inhigh regard the school’s ‘high quality art displays and strong sportsprovision’.Jayne Mercer, the school’s head teacher, commented: “I’m really pleased that SIAMS have recognised the continued hard work and commitment of our staff, parents and children and the positive position we occupy within our local community.”
SIAMS has recommended that the school further embed its opportunities to address issues of inequality and injustice in its charitable work.
To view the report in full and find out more information pleasevisit, www.fairfield-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk or contact the school officeon 01298 22551.