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SIAMS Report

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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.

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.

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?

This is explored through seven strands:

  • 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

 

One overall grade is awarded reflecting the contribution of these strands to the flourishing of pupils and adults in a Church school. In addition a standalone grade is awarded in all schools for collective worship.

What the inspector had to say...

* The school is extremely inclusive, and all families feel welcome. There is a respect for difference and a culture of care where everyone is treated with dignity and respect as people created in the image of God. It is a place where children, some with significant additional needs, are welcomed and cherished.

* Staff know their pupils well, understand their needs and work hard to remove any barriers to learning.

* Parents speak passionately of the school’s emphasis on supporting individual children’s learning, including those who thrive on greater challenge.

* School leaders base the curriculum on the needs, interests and immediate environment of the pupils. This has excited and motivated pupils to attend school and to learn.

* The school has a strong focus on valuing all God’s children.

* The curriculum is a strength of the school. Inspired by the school vision, leaders are passionate that spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) underpins all aspects of the curriculum. Pupils’ needs and interests drive the curriculum content which ensures they are involved and engaged in their learning.

* Parents remark on the positive impact of the behaviour code in their children’s behaviour and attitudes.

* Pupils to have a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.

You can download the full report by clicking the link below:

SIAMS report February 2020

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