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SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools)

by Michael Ford last modified 28 Aug, 2019 03:09 PM
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The Church of England’s Vision for Education – ‘Deeply Christian; Serving The Common Good’ – states that, among the core purposes of church school education, are enabling the children, young people and communities which we serve to flourish through wisdom, hope, community and dignity and to discover life in all its fullness, as offered by Jesus.

Wisdom, hope, community and dignity are key in the SIAMS Evaluation Schedule which provides church schools with a tool for effective self-evaluation and a process of external review which enables continued development.

The SIAMS Evaluation Schedule focuses on vision, with the hope that it will allow schools to place an emphasis on their purpose in education, ensuring that the school’s Christian vision impacts in ways which enable the whole school community to flourish.

A school whose current SIAMS inspection judgement is ‘good’, ‘outstanding’ or ‘excellent’ will be inspected in the fifth academic year following that of its previous SIAMS inspection.

A school whose current SIAMS inspection judgement is ‘satisfactory’, ‘requires improvement’, ‘inadequate’ or ‘ineffective’ will be inspected in the third academic year following that of its previous SIAMS inspection.

Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education has published a protocol which takes schools ‘step by step’ through the inspection process:

SIAMS Protocol

Salisbury Diocese
SIAMS Inspection
Protocol

An important update was issued to schools on 09/07/2019 about SIAMS including changes to self-evaluation requirements.  This document is below:

Important SIAMS Update from Diocesan SIAMS Manager

Important SIAMS
Update from
Diocesan SIAMS
Manager

09/07/2019

Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education also has a range of information and documents to support schools with self-evaluation and SIAMS inspection:

  

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