SIAMS is The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools.
All Church of England schools will have a SIAMS Inspection as part of a five year cycle. The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) is the Church of England and Methodist Church’s outworking of the requirements of section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
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SIAMS explores ways in which each school’s theologically rooted Christian vision drives its work and enables the school to live up to it’s foundation as a Church School. It does so by seeking to answer six or (in the case of Voluntary Aided schools) seven Inspection Questions (IQs):
- IQ1: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision enable pupils and adults to flourish?
- IQ2: How does the curriculum reflect the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision?
- IQ3: How is collective worship enabling pupils and adults to flourish spiritually?
- IQ4: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create a culture in which pupils and adults are treated well?
- IQ5: How does the school’s theologically rooted Christian vision create an active culture of justice and responsibility?
- IQ6: Is the religious education curriculum effective (with reference to the expectations set out in the Church of England’s Statement of Entitlement for Religious Education)?
- IQ7: What is the quality of religious education in voluntary aided and former voluntary aided schools, and in former voluntary controlled schools in which denominational religious education is taught?