SIAMs Inspections (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)
In a similar way to Ofsted, all Church of England schools are visited regularly and the current inspection schedule (2018) evaluates one key question:
“How effective is the school's distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling all pupils and adults to flourish?”
This is explored through seven 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
An overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church School. In addition, a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for Collective Worship.
Our most recent report can be accessed using the link below.