'Let your light shine' Matthew 5:16
SIAMS Inspection Information
Church of England and Methodist schools have a distinctive identity and ethos, popular with parents and families, where the development of social, spiritual and emotional intelligence is as important as academic achievement.
The inspection process for Diocesan Church Schools is now called ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’ (SIAMS). The inspections follow a timetable independent of Ofsted. The principal objective of the inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
SIAMS inspects schools and academies by evaluating four core 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?
How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?