Bishop Cornish Primary School in Saltash has been recognised as a Best Practice Representative in the latest edition of The Parliamentary Review.

The three-page article recognises the work done in the school to promote Christian values in education along with celebrating the successful work it does in creating a nurturing, spiritual, creative and exciting cross-curricular approach to school life for the children, giving them a strong foundation on which they can build.

Head teacher Sue Green said: “We are immensely proud of our school and the wonderful work of the staff and children. Together they make the school a loving, unique and joyful place to be. We delight in being able to provide the children with experiences that will help them grow academically and spiritually so that they reach their God given potential. Our aim is to embrace and nurture everyone in a truly Christian environment.”

Teresa Lindeyer, chair of the school’s governors, said: “Being nationally acknowledged as a ‘best practice representative’ in our field is a well-deserved accolade for our dedicated, hard working and creative staff.

“Bishop Cornish works hard to provide exciting experiences to enrich understanding, develop spiritual reflection and invoke a sense of wonder and awe at the world around us, encouraging the children to live out these values both in their Christian community at school as well as the wider community.

“It is no coincidence that our Christian distinctiveness goes hand in hand with seeing the children ‘as a whole’, going beyond the purely academic and allowing the children to develop their own personal spiritual journey which, in turn, has an impact on their relationships, behaviour and attitudes.

“The school’s confidence in trying new ideas and innovations, always looking for ways in which they can challenge, inspire and instil a love of learning in our children while constantly striving for the best possible outcome is rightly recognised in this review.”

Katie Fitzsimmons, diocesan director of schools, said: “I have been privileged to visit the team at Bishop Cornish and feel the strength of their work first hand.  The approach they take is embedded in all they do, building a culture of support and care that enables the children they serve to fully develop as people, offering the skills and opportunities for living life in all its fullness.  The sense of community is tangible amongst the children and adults, building positive attitudes and relationships that last a lifetime.”

The Parliamentary Review was set up to give organisations in the public and private sector the chance to share their sector knowledge and insight with their peers and policy makers.

Commenting on the article, The Parliamentary Review chairmen Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, said: “The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The article from Bishop Cornish CE Primary School is an attempt to do just that.”

Read the full article here.