SIAM’s is the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. We have been judged ‘Excellent’ in all Categories following our inspection on March 13th 2019. We are extremely proud of this judgement and strive hard to maintain high standards centered around Christian beliefs and a distinctive Christian Ethos.
The SIAM’s report can be found here.
The distinctiveness and effectiveness of St Oswald’s as a Church school are outstanding.
“Leadership at all levels, including the Headteacher, governors, RE co-ordinator and teachers have worked well together so that the school’s Christian distinctiveness is clearly known and valued.
Collective Worship is inspirational and inclusive, impacting very well on spiritual development across the school community.
High quality Religious Education strongly impacts children’s understanding of Christian values and Anglican traditions.
Prayer has an important and significant place in the life of the school, enabling pupils to reflect and pray at appropriate times.”
Religious Education Quality Mark
We have achieved the Silver Religious Education Quality Mark
Our Foundation Governors who support the work of the school are Janet Wright and Reverend Duncan Ballard
We develop our children’s sense of Global Awareness and courageous Advocacy through championing local causes and charities as well as those further afield. Our commitment to fundraising for Sports Relief can be seen here.
This year we are supporting a number of Charities. Our Harvest is linked to Christian Aid, Fair Trade and developing the children’s understanding and awareness of Global poverty.
We are also supporting ‘Mary’s Meals’ a charity which provides support for children in Poverty stricken countries in Africa, providing either meals or educational materials. Mary’s Meals (1)
Mr Sears visited India in January 2020- information can be found here about his visit. Josh Diary India
We have Modern Slavery Ambassadors who are fully trained and stand up against slavery- SAS (Stand Against Slavery) The slogan that they have developed. Watch this space.