DISCOVERING, LEARNING, BELIEVING TOGETHER
Discovering, Learning, Believing Together
At High Ham we encourage everyone to flourish; believing in themselves and others, growing in wisdom and knowledge, discovering the joy of learning, the comfort of friendship and the wonder of God’s world.
“I am the true vine, my father is the gardener, and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit…
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends and I have called you friends…You did not choose me, but I chose you so that you might bear much fruit—fruit that will last—This is my command: Love one another.
VALUES ‘fruit that will last ‘
all rooted in WISDOM and LOVE
Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)
We are a Church of England Primary School which means we have a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection for Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection every five years. Please click to read our latest SIAMS report.
The school, through its distinctive Christian character, is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners.
High Ham Church of England Primary School is an inclusive, warm and welcoming Christian community. An ethos statement and set of core values, rooted in Christian teaching with God’s love at its heart are integral to the whole life of the school. The school’s ethos is very effective in promoting a strong sense of Christian fellowship by its emphasis on the word ‘together’. This, in turn, has created a happy and secure environment where each and every child is cherished and relationships are of the highest quality.
The school is often involved in services held at St. Andrew’s Church, High Ham, and we work with the local church community to maximise these opportunities.
We hold regular school services in St. Andrew’s Church, High Ham, and all are welcome to attend these.
Our SIAMS team of governors monitor the progress towards the objectives of the SIAMS framework, reporting back to the Full Governance Board.
These links show examples of our six core values.
Thankfulness Friendship (2 links) Joy Courage Hope Creativity
Throughout the year, teachers also collate evidence across the seven strands of the SIAMS inspection.
Strand 1: Vision and Leadership #HHSIAMS1
Strand 2: Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills #HHSIAMS2
Strand 3: Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy #HHSIAMS3
Strand 4: Community and Living Well Together #HHSIAMS4
Strand 5: Dignity and Respect #HHSIAMS5
Strand 6: The impact of collective worship #HHSIAMS6
Strand 7: The effectiveness of religious education #HHSIAMS7