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PSA- Audit of Your School as a Church School (Mid-cycle SIAMS Review)

by Michael Ford last modified 13 Jun, 2018 04:05 PM
"I want to extend my thanks to you for today's audit. I really do feel that, through our discussions together as we undertook the audit, I have moved towards a 'greater depth' of understanding with the journey we are on at our school.

At the end of the day I drove away from school feeling more secure in the knowledge that we have a much firmer foundation from which to work ahead of our next inspection. That was a good feeling to have.

"I also know that we have this audit as a base to work from – and I now believe that we can succeed.

"Thank you. I really have learned so much from you and value your support."

(Head Teacher, following the audit of the school)

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Explanation of this aspect of our work

Against the backdrop of the Church of England vision for Education ['Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good'], this supportive audit provides an opportunity for your school to be reviewed against the new [Sept 2018] SIAMS Framework in advance of your next SIAMS inspection. Ideally this audit would take place mid-way through your school’s SIAMS inspection cycle. Our diocesan adviser works alongside the head teacher to carry out a full review.

A whole day is recommended for this piece of work.

On the day our adviser will:

  • Meet with children 
  • Observe Collective Worship – and review any monitoring records from Collective Worship
  • Observe/ do a Learning Walk of some Religious Education lessons – and review any monitoring records from Religious Education
  • Look at a selection of children’s work from across the curriculum
  • Meet staff
  • Meet a selection of parents with children in different year groups
  • Meet with foundation governors – and the Chair of Governors 
  • Meet the incumbent

This leads to verbal feedback on the day and to a full written report of the school’s impact as a distinctive church school including strengths and ‘next steps’ in relation to the new [Sept 2018] SIAMS.

The format of the day itself largely mirrors a SIAMS inspection.

Many head teachers are also taking up the opportunity to work with the same adviser for a full day shortly after the audit in order to compile the school’s SIAMS SEF together. 

Cost of Support

RATE 1 day to include time in school and a report 9 credits £870.00 + VAT



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