Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
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 framework 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. As a result of the 2011 Education Act, and subsequent changes to the Ofsted inspection framework, the National Society have produced new guidance on making arrangements for a SIAMS inspection.
The framework provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are“distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions”.
SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. As a proud Church school, we employ a variety of strategies and styles to be distinctive and effective.
The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education?(in VA schools and academies)
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The National Society’s Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) framework is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.
Outstanding SIAMS grading :-)
We had our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) on Monday 5th December 2016. We were graded as an Outstanding SIAMS school across all areas of the inspection process, which include: how we meet the needs of all of our learners, the impact of collective worship on our school community and the effectiveness of leadership and management of our school. Please take a few minutes to read our report, which is below. We are extremely proud of the outcome of the inspection and the final overall grading we received :-)