"We aim to deliver excellence in education and want the very best outcomes for children and young people so that they can achieve their fullest potential. A core desire that we have found expressed in many ways is for ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)." Church of England Vision for Education (2016)
‘Excellence’ can be defined in many ways, but we believe there is a desire among most people in England to have an education with as broad a horizon as possible, without sacrificing the more narrowly defined forms of excellence, and that this is not only possible but is in fact happening in Church of England schools.
Our vision for education is that everything, including the curriculum, is based on wisdom, hope, community and dignity.
The SIAMS Schedule for inspection has a number of areas that may be new, or new to some schools, and so we aim here to provide some support and resources that will enable you to develop your journey in these areas.
Specific pages have been set up for 'Global Education' and 'Relationships, Sex and Health Education' below.
The Oak National Academy is a national online classroom made by teachers, for teachers. Free, high-quality video lessons and resources are available.
Who to contact
Pauline Dodds, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Wells Archdeaconry)
Karen Sancto, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Taunton Archdeaconry)
David Williams, Diocesan Schools Adviser (Bath Archdeaconry)