The Church of England Education Office (CEEO) has announced that SIAMS inspections will resume in the Autumn term 2021. The essential information is as follows:

  • SIAMS inspections will resume in October, subject to the situation with regard to Covid
  • The restart will be mainly, but not exclusively, in chronological order, this means that schools due for SIAMS in the late Spring and Summer terms 2020 will be inspected first.
  • Scheduling and management of the SIAMS process is now the remit of the National SIAMS team for more information go to the CEEO SIAMS page

A range of courses to support preparation for SIAMS is available on the ODBE Development, Training and Support page. Further support is, of course, available from your School Adviser

 The SIAMS inspection schedule  is a national set of criteria, produced by the Church of England Education Office (CEEO). The current inspection schedule is based on the Church of England’s Vision for Education, ‘Deeply Christian, serving the Common Good’ (2016)

The Evaluation Schedule has one inspection 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?

Schools are judged on the effectiveness of their Christian vision. This means how the vision is lived out to ensure pupils and adults flourish. More information is available from the buttons on the left.

The ODBE team offers a suite of training and support:

Administration processes –

  • Scheduling inspections in liaison with the CEEO
  • Engaging registered inspectors and checking insurance and DBS status
  • Conducting critical reading and quality assurance of SIAMS processes
  • Fee for SIAMS inspection is waived for S4S schools (otherwise £250)

Support for schools –

  • A suite of training which may be delivered in school or around the diocese
  • Support for ongoing self-evaluation as a Church school
  • Reviews of websites and policies
  • Interim SIAMS Reflection visits