SIAMS is The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.
The inspection addresses the 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?”
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SIAMS explores this through 7 strands of inspection:
- 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
One 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 and in voluntary aided (VA) schools and former VA schools for religious education (RE). This grade is based on teaching and learning alone.
The most recent SIAMS Evaluation and Schedule (Sept 21) is here.
The guidance and reports within the Religious Education section will all help in preparing for a SIAMS inspection, which takes place on a five year cycle.
We regularly provide SIAMS training, so do look on the training tab for upcoming dates, or on the news posts on our Education front page.