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. SIAMS provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are “distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions”. The Church of England Education Office Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) schedule is used in all Section 48 inspections of Church of England schools and in the denominational inspection of academies.
The principal objective of the SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school. This impact will be judged by exploring 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 question is explored through the following seven strands:
1. Vision and Leadership
2. Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
3. Character Education: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
4. Community and Living Well Together
5. Dignity and Respect
6. The Impact of Collective Worship
7. The Effectiveness of Religious Education
The school is so proud with our grading of ‘GOOD’!
A particularly positive part of this grading is that the inspector specifically identified the strength of the leadership team and the progress the children are making within the report.