How effective is the school’s distinctive Christian vision, established and promoted by leadership at all levels, in enabling pupils and adults to flourish?
Purpose & Focus of SIAMS Inspections
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. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos.
SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.
The new schedule is asking one key 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?
This is explored through 7 different strands:
- 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
Please see the Church of England's SIAMS webpage for the most up-to-date inspection documentation and guidance.
For further support and advice please contact Rebecca Swansbury (01227 459401).