Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS)

https://www.churchofengland.org/education/church-schools-academies/siams-school-inspections.aspx


SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles, which reflect their particular local context or church tradition in order to be distinctive and effective. Inspectors will, therefore, not be looking to apply a preconceived template of what a church school should be like.

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.

Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.

  • 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?(in VA schools and academies)
  • How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?
The latest SIAMS report for Bow Brickhill C of E Primary can be viewed by clicking here