All SIAMS inspections for the remainder of this term have been suspended and inspectors stood down.

This decision was made at the end of last week by our diocese. This was followed on Tuesday with the announcement from Nigel Genders, Chief Education Officer for the Church of England, that all dioceses should do so.

All courses and training for SIAMS are also postponed.

We will keep you informed of when any inspection activity resumes once matters are clearer.

In the meantime, if you have any queries please contact me directly.

Allyson Taylor, SIAMS Adviser

allyson.taylor@oxford.anglican.org

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.