SIAMS Inspection Report
SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish.
Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.
The Evaluation Schedule has 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?
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
Quotes from the SIAMS Inspection Report 5 June 2014
"The renewed focus on the distinctive Christian ethos of the school, championed by the senior leadership team and governors, provides a firm foundation on which the school can build"
"The strong sense of community spirit means that students place high value on acts of service towards others both locally and globally"
"The high priority placed on religious education (RE) ensures that its contribution to the Christian ethos is valued and celebrated"
"The inclusive and personalised approach to learning rooted in the Christian value of hope, ensures that every student has high aspirations and can fulfil their potential"