All SIAMS inspections are suspended until the Church of England Education Office advises on their resumption. If your school was expecting SIAMS in the Summer term please note that we are not anticipating that there will be any inspections until the next academic year.

Likewise, the advisers are putting on hold SIAMS Reflection visits/reviews where these were already arranged.

We will update this information as soon as we know of any changes.

If you wish it, your Link Adviser and the SIAMS adviser will work remotely with you if you have queries or SIAMS related tasks which may be done in this inspection hiatus.

Such activity might include a website review, support in self-evaluation or policy updates. At this time, however, we stress that there is no expectation to conduct any work around SIAMS.

Allyson Taylor, SIAMS Adviser

The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS/Section 48) follows a schedule which is independent of Ofsted.

The principal objective of the inspection is to address the 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?’

To do this the inspection looks at seven strands:

  1. Vision and Leadership
  2. Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  3. Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
  4. Community and Living Well Together
  5. Dignity and Respect
  6. The impact of collective worship
  7. The effectiveness of religious education

More detail can be found in the documents behind the buttons below.

SIAMS Update – May 2019 can be downloaded from here.