Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.
Purpose and focus of SIAMS inspections
The principal objective of the SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.
This is evaluated through four core 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?
Please click on the links below to access a copy of our most recent Section 48 Inspection Reports.