SIAMS Inspection Framework
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 and provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".
The SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
The inspection will be guided by the following 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?
A number of areas of school life will be considered, including our leadership and management, Collective Worship and teaching of RE. In addition, wider areas, such as the achievement of pupils generally will be seen as a key indicator of our effectiveness.