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.

SIAMs Reports

Our most recent report can be accessed using the link below.

Church of England Documents