Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.  

SIAMS 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.

A few excerpts from the latest report:

  • The school has now formed a simple but effective vision which pupils describe as ‘the special connection that joins us together’.

  • The school relates God’s promise in the rainbow to their new start and pupils and adults are growing stronger together.

  • School leaders are now outward looking.

  • Pupils enjoy learning about different faiths saying, ‘It teaches us to respect people who do things differently’.

  • Collective worship is a high priority in the school and close links with the neighbouring church are mutually beneficial. Pupils are familiar with ‘their’ church because collective worship takes place there weekly.

  • Pupils make choices based on the principle that, ‘God wants us to be good’

  • Pupils speak confidently and maturely about prayer as a response to personal problems.

  • Teachers have effectively countered stereotypical attitudes and strengthened the school as an inclusive community

  • The shared promise to ‘flourish together’ creates a positive atmosphere for learning. Pupils embrace the school’s vision and are eager to ‘be the best God wants us to be’.

The full report can by found in the link below.