Our Church School 

Our Federation follows the Derbyshire Syllabus for Religious Education and the Understanding Christianity curriculum.

We embrace 18 Values for Life in our learning - you can find these on our Vision and Values page

SIAMS inspections

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.  The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule sets out the expectations for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.

SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. More detail can be found on the SIAMS website at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/siams-school-inspections

In May 2015, Wirksworth Church of England Infant School was judged OUTSTANDING 

Related policies

Please go to our Policies page to find our policies on:

  • Assessment, feedback and marking
  • Attendance
  • Behaviour and Anti-Bullying
  • Collective Worship 
  • Curriculum
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • PSHE Policy
  • Religious Education
  • SEND
  • SMSC and spiritual development
  • and more..
Admission Criteria for Derbyshire Voluntary Contolled (VC) church schools which are oversubscribed can be found here:
What a lovely thought for the day!
What a lovely thought for the day!

Charitable Fundraising

We regularly support national fundraising initiatives for Children In Need, Sport Relief and Comic Relief. 

We raised £105 for Wirksworth Aquabox in 2019, enabling the purchase of 5 water filters for a village in Tanzania, visited by Mrs Marriott.

Together, the CoGS group raised more than £5,000 for Cancer Research and related charities in 2018-19, supporting families, students and staff across our cluster who are affected by cancer.

Pudsey coin collection
Pudsey coin collection
Candlemas service
Candlemas service

Collective Worship

Timetables 2019-2020

Wirksworth Church of England Infant School

 

Assembly and time

Name of person leading assembly

Supporting member of staff to sit in assembly

Monday

Values Assembly

2.45pm

Jo Poyser

Helen

Tuesday

Church family 9.05am

 

Church family

 

Catherine Birch to sit in with Church Family

Wednesday

Birthday celebrations

2.45pm

Rachel Emery

Mel Chapman

Thursday

SMSC based assembly

2.45pm

Liz Blenkinsop

Mel Chapman

Friday

Celebration assembly

9.10am

Jo Poyser / Fiona Essex in rotation

All staff to sit in assembly

 

Wirksworth Infant School

 

Assembly and time

Name of person leading assembly

Supporting member of staff to sit in assembly

Monday

Birthday celebrations

2.45pm

Sarah Waller

Debbie King

Tuesday

Values Assembly

2.45pm

Jo Poyser

Jo Bowler

Wednesday

Church family 9.05am

 

Church family

 

Vicki Brooks to sit in with Church Family

Thursday

SMSC based assembly

2.45pm

Heather Marriott

Debbie King

Friday

Celebration assembly

9.10am

Jo Poyser / Heather Marriott in rotation

All staff to sit in assembly

Our Nativity Star
Our Nativity Star

Community links

Our Federation enjoys close links with our local community and churches, and works in collaboration with other schools as the COGS partnership (Cluster of Gell Schools).

The historic St Mary's Church, Wirksworth, is often a focus for collective worship and celebrations. St Mary's Team Ministry, led by Team Rector Canon David Truby, provides regular support to our schools. We welcome members of the church family to lead weekly collective worship.

For information about Dioceasan links, please go to https://derby.anglican.org/education/

Other local links are listed on our Contacts page.

Christingle Service in St Mary's church
Christingle Service in St Mary's church

Foundation Governor Reports

Our Foundation Governors, Mrs Todd and Mrs Searl, support our schools in lots of different ways. Mrs Todd provides a regular written report to Governors, which is shared below.

Foundation Governor Report March 2020

Foundation Governor Report  Jan 2020

Foundation Governors’ Report September 2019

Foundation Governor Report May 2017

Tanzania schools link

IN November 2019, Mrs Marriott visited Tanzania as part of the Connecting Classrooms project.

Here is her report:

Tanzania report HM Feb2020.pdf

Jigsaw Food Bank

The Jigsaw Food Bank initiative provides practical help, taking donated goods, in particular canned and dried foods and providing support to people during a crisis. These maybe people unable to provide for themselves due to loss of income, employment or benefits.

Drop off points in Wirksworth are at the Co-op supermarket and St Mary's Church. See link below for further details

https://churchinthepeak.org/church-life/social-action/