On 3rd October Dunmow St Mary’s had its most recent statutory Inspection from the Diocese in relation to status as a Church of England school. The report highlighted the fact that:
- There is an inclusive Christian vision with associated values that are central to school life and decision making.
- The school is inclusive and values every child as precious to God which results in pupils feeling safe and well cared for.
- Worship is well structured and delivered, drawing on clear biblical teaching which pupils relate well to life in Britain today.
- Strong links with the church helps to develop an understanding of the Christian calendar and enhances spiritual development opportunities well.
- Religious education (RE) is well organised which allows pupils to develop attitudes of acceptance and tolerance through the wide range of religious beliefs and teachings they encounter.
Mrs Griffiths said “It was wonderful to be able to show the Inspector around our school and to share our vision which is underpinned by strong Christian values. He commented on the fact that there is a real community feeling at the school where staff, pupils and parents feel welcomed and valued. He noted the broad and balanced curriculum which provides a stimulating environment in which pupils can learn as well as the fact that the school nurtures the children and celebrates what they are good at.”