SIAS Report (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)
Our last Inspection was in December 2012. Please click on the link to read the full report.
The Church of England is a major provider of statutory education, the largest provider of schools in England. There are nearly 4,500 Church of England primary and middle schools and more than 190 secondary schools, including more than 220 primary and secondary academies.
Why is the Church of England involved in education? (taken from CofE website)
The Church of England, through the National Society established in 1811 by Joshua Watson, led the development of universal education to enable people of any background to receive a proper education based on a commitment to fulfil human potential, meet the needs of society and transmit knowledge and culture.
To fulfil human potential is to enable children and young people to be fully what they have it in them to become: to be what God intends; to be the people they were created to be. This involves developing spirituality, self-belief, humility, and independence.
To meet the needs of society is a multi-faceted challenge which includes producing an educated workforce. Rooted in the church's teaching, meeting the needs of society will also mean enabling children and young people to live as responsible citizens, committed to democracy and the rule of law, committed to justice and peace, living lightly with the earth; it also involves developing empathy and purpose and serving others. For Christians this will also include playing a full role in establishing the Kingdom of God.
To transmit knowledge and culture is to enable the creating and exploring of personal identity and family/community relationships; it's a search for truth, the development of rationality and understanding the limits of rationality; test and challenge, subjects and content are all part of this but so is an understanding of faith and religion and working out a code or creed to believe in and live by.
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For further reports by SIAS on Bishopstone please click here.
Bishopstone is on the very edge of the Bristol Diocese.
To learn more about our values from our recent iSing POP concert please click here