The inspection process for Diocesan church schools is called 'Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools' (SIAMS).
SIAMS inspection focuses on the impact of a 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. As a church school we employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, our particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in character and ethos yet at the same time respectful and considerate of our predominantly Muslim school community.
SIAMS considers core questions:
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