(The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)
As Church of England federated schools, we are subject to the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).
We are delighted to share our SIAMS reports (identical except for the school name) with you following the recent Church school inspection last term which assesses the Christian character of the school, the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school, the provision of religious education and the impact of collective worship on the school community.
We have been graded ‘Good’ overall and ‘Good’ for Collective Worship.
- Is a transformative community where the needs of all are met, and all are enabled to flourish
- Inspires [the children] with exciting and relevant learning
- Offers a secure space for spiritual development, where thinking and considering the important questions of life is highly valued
- Governors are successfully involved with the promotion and development of the school’s Christian vision and character
- Staff seize every opportunity to pause and ask thought-provoking questions
- Parents champion this small schools inclusive nature
- Relationships are harmonious and conveyed in mutual respect for all those around them
The areas for development are already in the School Development Plan as we continue to ensure we move towards excellence.
“SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of the Church school's Christian vision on pupils and adults. This involves looking at the school’s Christian vision, the provision the school makes because of this vision and how effective this provision is in enabling all pupils to flourish. Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos. SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a Church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.
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?” From: Purpose and Focus of SIAMs Inspections
This seven strands explored are:
- Vision and Leadership
- Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
- Character Development: Hope, Aspiration and Courageous Advocacy
- Community and Living Well Together
- Dignity and Respect
- The impact of collective worship
- The effectiveness of religious education
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