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Welcome to

Empingham CE Primary School

A Church School

 “Together, we RISE to the challenge”.

“Rise up and shine, for your light has come.’ Isaiah 60.1

 

R – we are ready, resilient, respectful, reflective, resourceful and responsible learners

I – we are inclusive; supporting each other and celebrating difference

S – we strive for success in the challenges we face

E – we engage with our learning and our social responsibilities
 

 Our Christian Values

Our Vision inspires our core values and love towards others based on the life and teachings of Jesus.

 

We work to encourage and demonstrate our core values:

Endurance, Hope, Friendship, Forgiveness, Trust and Compassion

 

 

Inspired by our Christian values, we strive for courageous advocacy. 

 

Collective Worship 2022 – 2023

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Christian Value

Endurance

Hope

Friendship

Forgiveness

Trust

Compassion

Intrinsic Value

 

Ready

 

 

 

Resilient

 

 

Respectful

 

Reflective

 

Responsible

 

Resourceful

British Values

Courage

 

Hope/Resilience

 

Friendship

 

Liberty

 

Tolerance/Patience

 

Compassion/Respect

 

 

Collective Worship: Our Weekly Plan

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Christian Value

British Value

Intrinsic Value (Learn to Learn)

Whole School Singing

Celebration - Celebrating children who have demonstrated our values.

 

 

At the beginning of each term, we explicitly teach each value – dedicating time on children’s understanding, knowledge and vocabulary.  We may use our Amazing Person (or another) as a stimulus.  Recordings of these sessions may result in classroom display, drawings, discussion and written prayers to share.  These can then be used as a reminder and set our expectations for the term.  We may use Class Dojo to reward children who are explicitly demonstrating these skills and attributes. 

 

Dear families,

 

As you are aware, our school was visited by a Diocese Inspection Team earlier this month and they have now published the final outcomes.  I am delighted to be able to share with you our new SIAMS church school report.

Before I highlight some of the key headlines, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all staff, children, governors, and parents - who were the real ambassadors for the school. This is a marvellous result, and everyone deserves to take enormous credit for their skills, dedication and hard work to make the school what it is today - a school and team which we all feel extremely privileged to be part of.

There are so many accolades from the inspector’s feedback in the report :

  • Empingham’s outworking of the vision galvanises pupils and adults. The impact of this has been transformational for some families and staff. 
  • Collective Worship is the centre of the school day and everyone enjoys coming together for this special time. 
  • Pupils and staff alike, talk about how the school, as a result of the vision, provides them with positive life choices. 
  • Governance is strong and supportive of the school.
  • Inclusion is a strength, and the school is acknowledged as welcoming.  Pupils behave well because everyone is treated as unique with individual needs.
  • The curriculum is designed to engage the interests of pupils and so celebrates the success of individuals.
  • Leaders have been pivotal in creating a distinct ethos that is underpinned by an expectation that everyone will ‘rise up’ and know to ‘shine their light’.

 

Our report re-affirms the resolute commitment from our children, staff, families and governors to ensuring that our school is true to its Christian foundation and vision. 

As you can imagine we are not resting on our laurels and are already addressing the improvement areas that were highlighted. We are planning how we will update our approaches to mapping spiritual development across the curriculum and we will continue to address difference and diversity in RE and as an integral part of the wider curriculum.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm. It is very much appreciated!

 

Mrs Sally Gooding

 

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