St Luke’s Church of England School students live life to the full
St Luke’s Church of England School has recently been graded good by a recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report, with the Inspector commenting on how the school’s vision of ensuring all students live life to the full motivates and energises all students and how the school’s values enable its community to live well together.
The SIAMS inspection, which took place prior to the Easter break, plays a significant part in Church Schools and is used to consider how well a school uses its Christian distinctiveness, the inspector comments “Pupils and adults flourish at St Luke’s”. The Inspector went on to say; “Students display hope and aspiration for themselves and for their community with this being evident through their learning as well as through the impact of their courageous advocacy and charitable contributions.”
The school, part of the Ted Wragg Trust, works tirelessly to ensure they have the highest expectations of students and sets a positive balance of being both academically rigorous and nurturing and caring. The report highlights how its vision and values are lived out daily through positive interactions and comments on how staff exercise a sensitive and aspirational combination of care and rigour. The School’s approach to learning is described as being ambitious, carefully planned and structured thus enabling all students to show and grow their understanding. The extensive pastoral programme, enrichment and student leadership were also acknowledged as being key areas of strength for the school. The inspectors also noted the resolute support the school receives from the Ted Wragg Trust and Exeter Diocese and the discernible impact this has on the school community.
Kealy Sherwood, Headteacher said “We are so proud to be a Church School and to have our work recognised in such a positive way is a true testament to the way in which we have worked together as a community of students, parents, staff and Governors. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you everyone within the St Luke’s school community for their unrelenting support and to congratulate our students who are our very best ambassadors.”
The full report can be found on the St Luke’s Church of England School website here.