Kenn Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church School.
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The school was inspected by the Diocese of Exeter on 30th June 2009 and was assessed as Outstanding. The inspector concluded that ‘This popular school is held in very high regard by all stakeholders. It is characterised by caring relationships within an holisitic approach to learning. The distinctive Christian ethos is evident throughout and makes an outstanding contribution to teaching and learning. Learners receive outstanding care and support and are encouraged to fulfill their potential within an inclusive environment based on explicit Christian values lived out in the whole school community’.
The Headteacher prepares a Church School Improvement Plan 2013 to 2014, which the Governing Body regularly monitors the progress of.
Initiatives for Christian Education (ICE):
Representatives from ICE visit our school every Wednesday to lead an act of worship. The children thoroughly enjoy this experience and are always very active and engaged in the varied presentations that are given. Prayer Spaces in Schools: In April 2013 the school took part in the ‘Prayer Space in schools’ initiative run by ICE. This enabled our Y3, 4, 5 and 6’s to explore faith and spirituality from a Christian perspective. Activities focused on allowing the children to interact with questions of meaning; and developing a sense of awe and wonder. Feedback from the children was very positive.
Collective Worship: Father John Williams will be visiting the School for Assembly every Thursday morning at 9.45am during term time. All are welcome. We have a Collective Worship team comprising of children from across the school to help us to further improve and develop our acts of collective worship. They have recently planned and lead their own act of worship, retelling the story of Noah’s Ark.
Our Christian Values
In 2012 children, staff, governors and parents were asked to identify what Christian Values were seen as being the most important for our school. Following a period of consultation we arrived at the 5 key values listed below.
The children and staff work hard to ensure that these values are clearly evident in the day to day life of the school and are celebrated in our sharing assemblies through the ‘Christian Values awards’.
Further information on Church of England schools in the Exeter Diocese can be found at www.exeter.anglican.org The Junior Church, which is part of St Martins Church, Exminster, meet every 3rd Sunday of the month at Exminster Primary School from 9.45-11am. More information can be found at www.jnrchurch.org.uk
Our local Parish Church (St Andrews, Kenn) now has it own website. Details about local services and events can be found at www.churchofstandrew.org.uk