The inspection process for Diocesan Church Schools is now called ‘Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools’. The inspections follow a timetable independent of Ofsted. The principal objective of the inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
SIAMS retains the same core questions as SIAS:
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the religious education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
A revised self-evaluation schedule is now in force and is available from the link below
The church school’s self-evaluation, will seek to judge how well the distinctive Christian character and values ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person. Self-evaluation documents are available to download below.