The ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’ follows a timetable which is independent of Ofsted and based on a five-year cycle. The principal objective of the inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school. To do this the inspection looks at four key questions:

  1. How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
  2. What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
  3. How effective is the religious education?
  4. How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?

This is the new SIAMS Schedule which schools will be inspected under from September 2018.   Until then the current SIAMS Framework and related documents will remain in force.