Pocklington C.E. Infant School

Happy Children Loving Learning (Proverbs 8)

SIAMS

As a Church School we are inspected as part of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools. Our last inspection took place on 13th February 2020.

Key findings

  • Pocklington is a welcoming, inclusive and nurturing school whose staff support pupils’ social and emotional needs well. The wellbeing of the whole school community is a priority.
  • The headteacher’s commitment to do the best for all the pupils in the school is rooted in her Christian faith and a dedication to Church school development.
  • Collective worship is inclusive and forms an important part of school life. Prayer is a central part of each school day and contributes to spiritual development. However, pupils are not yet fully involved in planning, leading and evaluating worship.
  • Pupils speak positively about RE. They enjoy learning about Christianity and other world faiths and are beginning to ask big questions about life and faith.

Areas for development

  • Embed the biblical narrative of the school’s Christian vision and its underpinning so that the whole school community can identify and articulate it as an integral focus of the school’s onward journey.
  • Ensure a robust approach to the monitoring and evaluation of the school’s effectiveness as a Church school so as to drive systematic and sustained development.
  • Increase opportunities for pupils to plan, lead and evaluate collective worship to further develop their ownership and engagement.

 

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In 2018-19 a governor chatted with Year 1 and 2 pupils to get their views on a range of topics. 

Do you learn anything in collective worship/RE that helps you to know about what happens in church?

All important stuff like how to behave.

In RE we learn about lots of churches.

We named parts of the church.

We looked around the church last week in groups.

We had REaction Day this year and we enjoy it.

I want to go to the church once a month and do fun stuff.

Do you learn about church seasons and festivals?

Yes, that Christians believe in.

Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Lent which is 40 days.

 

What would you miss if there was no collective worship?

Bible stories.

Singing and learning about God.

Year 2 choir.

Lighting candles and being quiet.

How and when do you says prayers in school?

We put our hands together, close our eyes and say different prayers.

At lunch and in collective worship.

At the end of the day.

I wish we had more ‘Open the Bible’.

In what ways does worship time in your school help you to understand more about Christian values?

Because we listen to Bible stories.

There’s a theme for the worship like ‘respect’.