SIAMS – Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools
SIAMS inspections evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of a school as a church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of a school ensures 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?
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.
Bilbrook CE Middle School’s most recent SIAMS inspection report is located below;