All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society’s framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. The focus of a SIAMS inspection is on the Christian vision and resulting provision of the school as a church school. It also looks at the quality of collective worship and RE.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school. The new Evaluation Schedule that the inspectors follow centres on one inspection question: How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?
It explores this through 7 strands:
- Vision and leadership
- Wisdom, knowledge and skills
- Character development: hope, aspiration and courageous advocacy
- Community and living well together
- Dignity and respect
- The impact of collective worship
- The effectiveness of religious education
Our last SIAMS inspection took place on 23rd November 2016, you can view the report below.