SIAMs Report 2014

The distinctiveness and effectiveness of West Monkton as a Church of England school are outstanding.

  • The headteacher and governors provide clear and enthusiastic leadership of the school as a church school.
  • The outstanding leadership of the collective worship co-ordinator and religious education (RE) subject leader impacts significantly upon children’s spiritual development.
  • The parish priest and church community give outstanding support to the school.
  • Relationships between all stakeholders are excellent and based on Christian principles, ensuring guidance and support for all children.

Areas to improve

  • Implement a more effective system of monitoring and evaluation of collective worship so that comments from all stakeholders are recorded, and improvement stimulated
  • Provide opportunities to extend children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity as a multi-cultural world faith.